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European Parliament wants changes to the Privacy Shield deal reached between EU, US negotiators

The European Parliament wants changes in the Privacy Shield deal reached in February between EU and the U.S. government negotiators that would replace the 15-year-old Safe Harbor framework transfer Europeans' data to the United States.

Spotlight: US still lacking countrywide data breach notification law

The U.S., despite 47 states having their own notification laws, lacks a single, national law at the federal level.

Report: Minnesota restricts access to government records easily available in other states

Access to government records routinely available online in many other states is so restricted in Minnesota that the Center for Public Integrity gave the state an "F" in public record access in its 2015 State Integrity report, KARE-TV in Minneapolis reported.

Spotlight: Rep. Hurd says data center consolidation, not modernization fund, is key to funding IT upgrades

The Obama administration for months has been fiercely pushing its proposed $3.1 billion IT modernization revolving fund, but the chairman of a House panel overseeing federal IT issues said this week that that's not his preferred approach.

Interior ignores repeated attempts by OGIS to check on status of FOIA appeals

The Department of Interior is ignoring the ombudsman Congress set up to mediate Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a recent letter sent by the Office of Government Information Services to the department's Office of the Solicitor.

Audit finds some New Mexico agencies take weeks to respond to records requests, some don't respond at all

It can take government offices in New Mexico many weeks to fulfill public records requests, and in some cases no response was provided at all, an audit found.

Report details global impact and reach of government-generated open data

Government-produced open data most commonly makes its way into other governance organizations, the data and information technology sector and research and consulting groups, according to a new report.

Senators to OMB: Where's the DATA Act pilot on contractor reporting?

Senators from both parties pressed the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday on the agency's plans to create a procurement pilot for contractor reporting that complies with the DATA Act's requirements.

Spotlight: FBI doesn't have to disclose Firefox vulnerability to Mozilla, Judge rules

Mozilla has good reason to believe that the FBI used a security vulnerability in its Firefox browser to obtain evidence in a recent child pornography case, but a Federal Judge ruled on Monday that the agency isn't required to disclose the vulnerability to the company, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Final rule beefs up mandates for contractor information systems security

A new final rule four years in the making amends the Federal Acquisition Regulations, or FAR, with new sections on the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems.