Americans have "exceedingly low levels of confidence in the privacy and security of the records that are maintained by a variety of institutions in the digital age," Pew said.
Worldwide collaboration on cybsersecurity is necessary to keep entities safe, but arguments over whether security and privacy are at odds are hampering the effort, an EU official said.
The Internet Policy Task Force plans to hold a series of discussions around key cybersecurity issues through the multistakeholder process, according to a draft request for comment, released March 13.
The White House last week released a generally upbeat interim report detailing progress in implementing privacy protections around the ever-increasing collection, use and storage of big data.
Federal officials this month are expected to release a final version of voluntary principles that would guide utilities and other parties in better protecting customer privacy as their usage data is increasingly collected through smart grid technologies.
A top Justice Department official last week announced the creation of a new cybersecurity unit that will provide "a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" regarding U.S. and international laws that help law enforcement fight cyberattacks.
Information technology professionals regularly employ catalogs and technical standards – one of the most notable is the use of encryption for security engineering. But, when it comes to privacy engineering, the toolset is practically non-existent and the National Institute of Standards and Technology is setting out the remedy that problem.
While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken steps to protect its large-scale data collectsion, ranging from credit card accounts to payday loans, it still needs to implement several more processes and practices to enhance privacy and information security, congressional investigators said.
As people increasingly and constantly use cellphones, wearable computers and other devices – which, in essence, have become an extension of themselves – a new paper from the Brookings Institution explores the future impact to surveillance and privacy from this trending "cyborgization."
While mobile banking provides consumers with "unprecedented efficiency and convenience," consumers should be aware of fraudulent or unfair practices that could impose additional costs or compromise their data, the Federal Trade Commission said in comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Board.