The House Judiciary Committee, in passing a tailored bill to end the NSA's bulk collection program of phone records, rejected amendments to expand privacy reforms to other government surveillance initiatives.
Laws rarely, if ever, keep up with technology, but even if they could, the consequences could prove more harmful than the benefits. That was evident at a House hearing that addressed default encryption of mobile devices.
The buzz at RSA could be felt beyond the session rooms, not least in the Expo Hall, with demonstrations that tapped Google Cardboard and offered an array of enticing tchotchkes - including selfie sticks and sharks with laser pointers on their head.
The Internet as we know it may be heading toward fundamental changes in the coming decade as a result of an intense privacy debate, says Internet pioneer and DNS guru, Dr. Paul Vixie. Find out his predictions.
The privacy profession is evolving rapidly, and security leaders increasingly need to understand the unique demands and responsibilities that come with protecting privacy. But where do they gain this insight?
Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee has called for a reboot of the regulations that govern Britain's intelligence services, warning that the current approach "is unnecessarily complicated and - crucially - lacks transparency."
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
As cybercrime grows, Section 66A of India's IT Act is under scrutiny of the court, government and security leaders. Some experts say it requires amendments to ensure correct interpretation and implementation.
Europe's vaunted data protection regulations - now 20 years old - are in desperate need of an update. In 2012, EU officials proposed extensive changes to the privacy rules, but they remain stuck in limbo. Here's why.
In a landmark decision, a British tribunal ruled that a U.K. intelligence agency broke the law by secretly using surveillance data collected by the U.S. National Security Agency. The ruling could have U.K. and U.S. repercussions, privacy experts say.