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Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

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EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle

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Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards

Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish federal standards to secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy against cyber attacks.

Senate bill proposes cyber security standard for cars

The proposed legislation will also make drivers aware of what data is being collected

UK High Court gives government nine months to rewrite data retention law

A hastily-introduced law forcing communications operators to retain metadata for law enforcement use is unlawful, the UK High Court said

The Takeaway: The war over H-1Bs heats up

Microsoft's announcement last week of layoffs prompted opponents of the H-1B visa program to quickly weigh in on the 'skills gap' debate.

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Obama, Sanders propose boosting solar energy for low, moderate-income Americans

Both the president and a presidential candidate proposed legislation that would help subsidize solar panels for low and moderate income citizens, whom the politicians say spend more than 60% of their income on basic necessities like...

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The Takeaway: How California plans to rein in H-1B visa use

The state of California is stepping up to try and slow the use of foreign workers with legislation that targets state utilities.

EU sets June 2017 as date to end mobile roaming charges

A compromise on roaming regulations agreed on Monday night still needs approval from member states and the European Parliament

House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The DOTCOM Act would add new requirements to the move away from the NTIA

After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

Fire at iconic hotel could be trigger for country's first known Internet filter

Louisiana governor vetoes license plate reader legislation

Bobby Jindal said he had privacy concerns about provisions of the bill

What the FCC's new robocall rules mean for your company's marketing efforts

Consumers gain new protections, but things are less clear in the B2B world

EU Parliament committee moves copyright reform forward

A report that will help shape draft laws has taken a strong position against geo-blocking

Amazon now an open book on search warrants and subpoenas

Amazon has published its first transparency report, years after some of its rivals

Another bill targeting patent trolls advances in Congress

A House bill aims to make it more difficult for patent-holding companies to file infringement lawsuits

House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

Republicans 'sneak' a net neutrality rules delay into an appropriations bill

Belgian data retention law axed by constitutional court

Belgium follows other EU countries that have already scrapped their own data retention laws

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