Monthly Archives: November 2009

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – November 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 11)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the November issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You need to be a member of ACM or a subscriber to CACM [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 30

December 3 Meeting: The Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 490 L’Enfant Plaza S.W., Washington, D.C.

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PASS ID Moves Forward in Congress

PASS ID, S. 1261, is a bill introduced in June as an attempt to break through the impasse over REAL ID. That law, passed as part of a budget bill in 2005, was intended to tighten the security of drivers’ licenses and state-issued identification cards to combat terrorism. The USACM Issue Brief on REAL ID [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 16

November 17 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity, with an emphasis on fighting terrorism and protecting privacy. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building November 18 Markup: The House Science and Technology Committee will review pending legislation on cybersecurity research, development, and standards. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building November 19 Hearing: The [...]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Data Security Bills

In a markup session yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two bills on the protection of consumer data. S 1490, the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2009, takes a number of steps to increase the penalties for identity theft and to require data brokers take additional measures to protect the information they handle. [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 2

November 4 Markup: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will review the Cybersecurity Coordination and Awareness Act, a piece of draft legislation. 10:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building November 5 Meeting: The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet to consider nominations and pending legislation, including bills on data breach notification and [...]

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