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Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

Categories: Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Strategic_Principles_for_Securing_the_Internet_of_Things-2016-1115-FINAL_v2-dg11.pdf

Asserts that the Internet of Things creates immense opportunities and benefits for society but that IoT security has not kept up with the rapid pace of innovation.  Explains what these risks are and provides a set of suggested best practices for a responsible level of security.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Measuring the Information Society Report 2016

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/mis2016.aspx

Annual compendium of information and data relating to information connectivity in nearly 200 countries.  From the International Telecommunications Union

 

Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/plain-language/pdf-0136_proteting-personal-information.pdf

A guide for businesses on how to secure personal information of customers.  Presents 5 key principles for a sound data security plan.  From the Federal Trade Commission

The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

Categories: Govt Information,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/31/digital-transition-how-presidential-transition-works-social-media-age

Describes how the presidential transition will affect presidential social media sites.  From the White House

 

State Variation in Electronic Sharing of Information in Physician Offices: United States, 2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db261.pdf

Describes the extent to which physicians’ offices are equipped with health record systems that allow them to electronically send, receive, and search for patient information.  By 2015 approximately 78% of physician offices had a certified EHR system.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Fact Sheet: The FCC Adopts Order to Give Broadband Consumers Increased Choice Over Their Personal Information

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db1027/DOC-341938A1.pdf

Final regulations adopted on a 3-2 vote that require broadband service providers to protect sensitive information of their customers through a system of opt-outs and opt-ins.  The information to be protected includes health information, mobile location data, financial information, Social Security numbers and so on.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Broadband Coverage in Europe 2015

Categories: European Union,Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=17842

Examines the progress in 31 European countries of specific broadband coverage objectives and analyzes the availability of nine broadband technologies across each country at national and rural levels.  From Eurostat

 

 

Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Promote Fairness, Competition, and Investment in the Business Data Services Market

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db1007/DOC-341659A1.pdf

Proposal that would promote competition in the telecommunications industry by revising regulatory environment.  Calls for lowering price caps and changing policies on sharing of sensitive customer data by telecom companies.  Represents a revision of an earlier proposal.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

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