A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Security Agency's collection of metadata of Americans' telephone calls is not authorized by the Patriot Act. What impact with the decision have on the Congressional debate about NSA practices?
Electronic health record interoperability and secure health information exchange have been key areas of focus for federal health IT leaders in recent months. Now these topics are getting even more attention from Congress.
The high court will decide if websites, search engines and others that amass personal information from public sources could be sued for publishing inaccurate information, even if the errors do not cause actual harm.
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.
Federal regulators have hit a small Denver pharmacy with a $125,000 penalty for a 2012 breach involving improper disposal of paper patient records. It's the second such HIPAA-related penalty within a year tied to improper records dumping.
A class-action suit filed by U.S. banks and credit unions that's pending against Target could prove fruitful for the banks and credit unions, says attorney Chris Pierson, chief security officer at invoicing and payments provider Viewpost.
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.
A group of financial institutions affected by the 2013 Target data breach is asking a court to stop the settlement between the retailer and MasterCard that would provide $19 million to card issuers, saying the amount is grossly inadequate.
The House on April 23 passed a second cyberthreat information sharing bill, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act. Now it will be combined with the previously approved Protecting Cyber Networks Act before it's sent to the Senate.