US : Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bill Clears Key Hurdle

House Intelligence Committee Marks Up Cyber Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stressing an urgency to help protect American businesses and jobs and ensure the openness of the internet, the House Intelligence Committee today completed its markup of H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013.  Six amendments were adopted... Read more

Obama Weighs Options for Expanding Wiretap Laws

The Obama administration may seek to end a long-running debate over Internet wiretaps with proposed legislation that would enable law-enforcement agencies to tap into many types of Internet communications, U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter said. The proposal is aimed at getting past the technical and legal obstacles that... Read more

NZ Telco security legislation passes first reading

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 – 21:32 A Bill that will modernise telecommunications security legislation passed its first reading in parliament today, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says. The Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill will ensure the legislation remains effective in a rapidly-changing telecommunications environment. The Bill will... Read more

Media Reforms – Regulatory Controls on Online Media Unjustified

Yesterday the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator the Hon  Stephen Conroy, announced a package of reforms in response to the Convergence Review and Finkelstein Inquiry and imposed a less than two week deadline for the Parliament to support the Press Council and Public Interest Test reforms.... Read more

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