At the end of April, the House, with a vote of 248-168 passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA”) sponsored by Congressmen Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger. This week the Senate is expected to consider CISPA as well as its own version of the bill, The Cyber Security Act, sponsored by Senators Susan Collins and Dianne Feinstein.
Last week users received a notice from Twitter about updates to their service and policies. In particular, Twitter provided very specific information about the information they are collecting, how to limit or modify it and what it is being used for.
After many years of delays and hand-wringing the era of federal privacy legislation is finally upon us. Two years ago the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) caused quite a stir when it released its preliminary consumer privacy framework.
It’s only March and it has already been a very busy year for privacy professionals. In January, Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission, announced a proposal to reform the European Union’s data protection framework. On this side of the Atlantic, the White House recently released a lengthy paper titled “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World” with the intent of finally launching comprehensive federal privacy legislation in the United States.
Catalysis designed and built technical infrastructure to support a digital product awareness contest. The solution allowed users to register via Facebook and Windows Live and upload large, user-generated content files that would be screened for viruses and converted to efficiently streaming video. The final server environment was a hybrid of both cloud (Windows Azure) and physical machines.
The social networking behemoth Facebook has encountered its share of privacy run-ins with federal regulators in the US and abroad, but even smaller social networking sites are under scrutiny for their data collection practices as a recent case from Georgia demonstrates.