House Introduces Legislation To Reduce Abuse Of Patent System

Washington — House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte along with IP Subcommittee Chairman Issa and Representatives Anna Eshoo and Peter DeFazio have announced they would introduce patent reform legislation, which passed the House last session with broad, bipartisan support. The measure is expected to attract broad support on and off the Hill as patent trolls expanded…

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New Electronic Privacy Bills Would Buttress 4th Amendment Protections For Online Communications

Washington — Americans deserve privacy for their email!  The long-awaited Email Privacy Act is being reintroduced today in both the House and Senate. The legislation aims to reform existing laws to require the government to obtain a warrant before gaining access to email and other electronic communications. This House legislative effort led by Congressmen Kevin…

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Engineers Go To Work on New TV Navigation Devices

Washington – Late last year, while reauthorizing satellite carriage of TV signals, Congress instructed the FCC to update its rules on interoperability for TV navigation devices.   Implementing the new law, the FCC has just announced the members of its Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC). They will be expected to come up with consensus standards…

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CCIA Calls For Electronic Privacy Updates To Mark Data Privacy Day

Washington – Technology and consumer groups around the world are marking January 28 as Data Privacy Day to consider privacy protections and the direction they should take in democratic countries. Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is calling on Congress to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986.  The obsolete law, which…

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