This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.
Tag Archives: Cyber Policy
Delivering what Defense Department officials termed a major policy speech outlining an aggressive new agenda to prevent cyber attacks, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta described the U.S. as in a “pre-9/11 moment”.
Source: Jordan Press, O Canada
The government-commissioned report argues that the Harper government should consider exemptions for security researchers to clear up the legal dilemmas these researchers face and codify what “ethical hacking” entails.
New International Telecommunication Union Resource Center put together by the Centre for Democracy and Technology.
The United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs has a new boss. Chinese career diplomat Wu Hongbo was nominated earlier this year by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Source: The Bahamas Weekly
The OAS and the government of Canada jointly held a Roundtable Discussion for Cyber Security Policymakers in which senior officials from OAS Member States exchanged experiences about best practices and strategies for enhancing cyber security.
The spectre of cyberconflict has finally captured the world’s attention and imagination—from the highest levels of governments, to the covers of magazines, to the scripts of both Hollywood and Bollywood.
Source: Danny O’Brien, Irish Times
In Toronto this week, I sat with what they like to call “multiple stakeholders” and we talked about the future of the internet, as you do.
When ministers, officials, tech executives, Internet activists and security experts meet in London next week to discuss the management of cyberspace, they will be taking some of the first steps down a very long road. With worries over social media’s ability to fuel unrest, intellectual property theft, computer hacking and military cyberwarfare all rising, experts warn that technology has far outpaced policy.
Source: slight paranoia
As consumers around the world have embraced cloud computing, large Internet firms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, all of them based in the United States, increasingly hold users’ most private documents and other data. This has been a boon for law enforcement agencies, which can often obtain these files without a court issued search warrant, or have to provide the investigated individual with the kind of prompt notice that would otherwise occur had their home been searched.