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IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

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Health IT Backers Press Congress for Clearer Roadmaps

Supporters of health tech initiatives converged on Capitol Hill this week to appeal to lawmakers for clarity on overlapping regulatory efforts, more funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and telehealth...

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement

Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment

NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days

Senators ask Apple, Home Depot for information on breaches

Two lawmakers ask the companies to explain the cause of recent data breaches

Tech industry groups ask US Senate to 'swiftly pass' NSA curbs

The coalition of tech industry groups wrote a letter to Senate leaders as an erosion of trust was affecting their business abroad

DOJ, intelligence official support bill ending bulk phone collection

The Senate is likely to vote on a pumped-up version of the USA Freedom Act this fall

Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

US companies are being unfairly tarred for perceived cooperation with the government, she said

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What California’s BYOD Reimbursement Ruling Means to CIOs

A recent California court ruling that requires companies to reimburse workers for business calls on personal phones adds fear, uncertainty and doubt to an already-complicated BYOD landscape. CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige talks to David...

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Court Ruling Could Bring Down BYOD

In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use from personal mobile devices.

Obama signs cellphone unlocking bill

The rapidly approved law will give consumers more freedom to switch carriers, but only until 2015

German copyright law is unconstitutional, Yahoo says in complaint

The law is vague and imposes an unconstitutional restriction on the freedom of information of Internet users, Yahoo said

Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers

The agency apologizes for spying on computers used in a Senate investigation

Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

Leahy reintroduces the USA Freedom Act in an effort to strengthen the bill that passed the House

What to Know After the Latest Patent Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court

The Alice ruling clarifies patent-eligible software processes

Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

Because raw data is shared in bulk, less stringent privacy safeguards apply, the court said

Members of UK Parliament call for judicial review of data retention law

A hastily adopted surveillance law violates fundamental privacy rights and should be changed, a human rights organization said

UK rushes through surveillance bill, extending data retention rules

Rushing a surveillance bill like this shows utter disregard for the democratic process and the rule of law, a privacy group said

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