Posts Under: cybersecurity

Not Dark Yet

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy” for Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  Among the witnesses is FBI Director James Comey who is expected to testify that national security and law enforcement officials need their own special access to encrypted material.  The world, he will say, is going dark.

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Executive Order Provides Needed Boost to Cyber Info. Sharing

As Mark MacCarthy, SIIA VP of Public Policy, wrote in a column last week, when it comes to Cybersecurity: Sharing is Caring!  Information sharing on known cyber threats and vulnerabilities is the most critical component to prevent and mitigate attacks. When a company detects a breach, a crucial next step is to immediately let other companies and government agencies know about it right away. If one company is under attack, it is likely that other enterprises and institutions are also vulnerable. But without timely warnings, organizations have no ability to prepare their own defenses and team up to prevent the spread of attacks.

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SIIA Digital Policy Roundup: Patent Litigation Reform Legislation, EU Data Privacy Regulation, PTO Strategic Plan & Draft Cybersecurity Framework Released

Judiciary Chairman to Introduce Patent Litigation Reform Legislation House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will introduce his patent reform bill today, and he has scheduled a Committee hearing on the legislation on October 29, entitled “Improving the Patent System to Promote American Innovation and Competitiveness.” The bill is expected to be very similar to the recent discussion draft released in September. SIIA believes that it is essential for Congress to promptly pass legislation that effectively addresses patent litigation abuse without harming the patent protections that spur innovation. We will continue working closely with Chairman Goodlatte and other congressional leaders to accomplish this objective.

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SIIA Digital Policy Roundup: Judiciary Chairman to Introduce Patent Litigation Reform, European Committee Adopts Stringent Data Privacy Regulation, PTO Issues Strategic Plan for 2014-18, Obama Administration Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework

Judiciary Chairman to Introduce Patent Litigation Reform Legislation  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will introduce his patent reform bill today, and he has scheduled a Committee hearing on the legislation on October 29, entitled “Improving the Patent System to Promote American Innovation and Competitiveness.” The bill is expected to be very similar to the recent discussion draft released in September. SIIA believes that it is essential for Congress to promptly pass legislation that effectively addresses patent litigation abuse without harming the patent protections that spur innovation. We will continue working closely with Chairman Goodlatte and other congressional leaders to accomplish this objective.

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