The European Commission is calling for revisions to the policy mechanism that allows American companies to attest they satisfy European data protection requirements, stating that recent revelations about the extent of U.S. intelligence surveillance had negatively affected trans-Atlantic trust.
Cyberspace today looks much like the financial sector looked before 2008, said Jay Healey, director of the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative. It's complex and interconnected but risk has not been fully assessed, said Healey, who spoke Oct. 23 at an event at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.
A European Parliament committee is set to vote Monday on a data protection measure that will include restrictions on the transfer of individuals' data for law enforcement or intelligence purposes outside of the European Union. The European Union has had under consideration for two years now a General Data Protection Regulation to update privacy regulations not updated since the mid-1990s.
As cloud computing technology continues to become more pervasive, the application of the Fifth Amendment to protecting a suspect's encrypted data is likely to become a more prevalent issue in litigation, finds a paper by J. Adam Engel, vice president of Lycurgus Group published in the Whittier Law Review.
The European Union should adopt a "code of conduct" approach to regulating the data privacy of children whose schools adopt cloud services, says a Sept. 23 report from SafeGov.org.
A report commissioned by the European Parliament urges the European Union to encourage development of local cloud computing capacity based on open source software as a way of safeguarding against U.S. intelligence community surveillance. The report (.pdf), written by former Microsoft Chief Privacy Adviser Caspar Bowden, also finds that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework fails to prevent against U.S. interception of European citizens' cloud-processed data.
CAMBRIDGE, Md.--Radical budget cuts amounting to about a 50 percent reduction over 4 years forced Customs and Border Protection to use shared and cloud services to a degree previously unthinkable, said CBP Chief Technology Officer Wolfe Tombe while speaking during a panel session of the annual ACT-IAC Management of Change conference.
The intersection of cloud computing and big data gives government agencies opportunities in areas such as DNA sequencing and national security, said speakers at a National Institute of Standards and Technology workshop. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said that the federal government in only at the "tip of the iceberg" in its use of cloud and big data.
According to a Ponemon Institute survey (.pdf) of 272 officials, most of them chief executives of police or sheriff departments, 46 percent of law enforcement agencies are not considering utilizing cloud computing. Thirty-eight percent say they're considering it, or planning for adoption within the next 2 years, and 16 percent say they use it now. Ponemon did the survey at the behest of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and cloud computing promoter SafeGov.
Security challenges involving infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing technologies and geolocation are being addressed in a draft proof of concept implementation document (.pdf) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.