FBI Seeks Even Broader Surveillance Power From Judicial Advisory Committee

Washington – The FBI’s request to significantly expand the government’s power to remotely search stored electronic data is the subject of a hearing before the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts Wednesday morning. Currently constitutional protections require that the FBI get a warrant signed by a judge…

CCIA Joins Letter Asking Congress To Increase MLAT Funding

CCIA joined today with several other trade associations in sending a letter urging Congressional leadership to support additional funding for processes related to the United States’ many bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties. It requests that Congress provide additional resources for the DOJ offices that process foreign law enforcement requests for evidence and electronic records, which…

FTC Speaks On Cybersecurity, How Data Security Policy Should Be Handled

Last week, as the keynote speaker at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ event about the role of independent agencies in cybersecurity, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill discussed the FTC’s current efforts to enforce sound cyber and data security practices in the commercial sector, and the challenges the Commission faces as data-driven apps and technologies…

Letters Ask Congress To Bring ECPA Reform To A Vote

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined other technology advocates today in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking for a vote on the Senate’s bipartisan bill that would prevent the government from accessing consumers’ private digital information without a warrant. A separate letter to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, meanwhile, asks for a House…