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  • Louisiana governor vetoes license plate reader legislation

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed legislation that would provide for the pilot use of automatic license plate readers by law enforcement to identify stolen vehicles and uninsured motorists.

    Written by John Ribeiro22 June 15 16:45
  • EU Parliament committee moves copyright reform forward

    The European Parliament's legal affairs committee is taking a strong stance against geo-blocking online content in a report on copyright reform that is largely in sync with the Commission, which is drafting new legislation intended to tackle issues that have arisen in the digital world.

    Written by Loek Essers17 June 15 02:30
  • House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has voted to require the Federal Communications Commission to suspend new net neutrality rules until a series of lawsuits challenging the regulations are resolved.

    Written by Grant Gross12 June 15 02:44
  • Belgian data retention law axed by constitutional court

    A Belgian law requiring telecommunications operators and ISPs to store customer metadata for police investigations was axed by the Constitutional Court of Belgium on Thursday because it violates fundamental privacy rights.

    Written by Loek Essers12 June 15 01:50
  • House panel adds requirements to ICANN transition

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has approved a bill that would add new requirements before a government agency ends its oversight of ICANN, the coordinator of the Internet's domain name system.

    Written by Grant Gross11 June 15 01:47
  • Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

    Groups representing major IT companies have warned U.S. President Barack Obama again not to go through with measures that would undermine encryption technologies. Such policies would undermine privacy and compromise the security of tech products and services, they said.

    Written by Loek Essers10 June 15 00:57
  • US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for permission to continue the bulk collection of call records for another six months, as the new USA Freedom Act allows for this transition period.

    Written by John Ribeiro09 June 15 16:33
  • Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

    After the U.S. Congress approved what critics have called modest limits on the National Security Agency's collection of domestic telephone records, many lawmakers may be reluctant to further change the government's surveillance programs.

    Written by Grant Gross06 June 15 04:13
  • US Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate has passed legislation intended to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records, sending the bill to President Barack Obama for his signature.

    Written by Grant Gross03 June 15 07:08
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