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NIST preps digital privacy framework, considers control catalog

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting the finishing touches on a new interagency report that will advise federal agencies on assessing and mitigating the privacy risks associated with their digital services.

Mobile permission requests shouldn't be mysterious, says FTC official

An expert at the Federal Trade Commission has some ideas for how to make access requests and information flows more secure using incentives and opportunities based on the principle of least privilege.

Americans feel their privacy is often at risk, Pew Research Center studies show

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.

Cybersecurity, privacy not mutually exclusive, European data official says

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.

Commerce task force seeks to start discussion on cybersecurity issues with many stakeholders

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.

White House says progress being made to enhance privacy in era of big data

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.

Utilities to adopt federally endorsed principles to protect customer privacy

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.

Justice Department forms new unit to provide expert legal advice on cybersecurity investigations

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.

NIST looks to develop IT tools to protect individual privacy, civil liberties

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.

CFPB needs to further strengthen security, privacy of large-scale data collections, GAO says

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.