All tagged NTIA

As the FTC Re-Examines its Approach to Consumer Privacy, It Faces Echoes of Past Failed Rulemaking

On Tuesday, the FTC kicks off a two-day hearing to help it reevaluate its approach to consumer privacy.  At the same time, the push for federal privacy legislation is moving forward in 2019, and one common theme from the bills that have been introduced is a greater role for the FTC.  But, despite these developments, the FTC so far has been relatively conflicted about seeking wide-ranging power from Congress to set privacy rules across the country -- a reluctance that reflects the agency’s history, and in particular its ill-fated history with attempting to regulate children’s advertising.

ISPAB Meeting Highlights U.S. Government Information Security Efforts

The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB or the Board) convened on November 1 for a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C.  The open meeting featured updates on cybersecurity and privacy efforts across the federal government, including at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Privacy Activity in the Federal Government Ramps Up Dramatically

Federal policymakers have been grappling with many aspects of privacy these days, and this week has already seen two major developments: today’s release of privacy principles by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and yesterday’s roll out of a Privacy Framework process by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

NTIA Gets an Earful on International Digital Policy, including Privacy and Security

On June 4, 2018, that National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a key policy arm within the Department of Commerce, sought input on an array of issues affecting the Internet and Internet-enabled economy.  It asked a series of questions about international Internet policy priorities for 2018 to help the agency and Administration identify priorities.  Comments were due July 17, and NTIA received a lot of feedback—89 comments have been posted by NTIA. 

NTIA Examines Software Component Transparency, Previews SBoM

On July 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) convened a multistakeholder process examining “Software Component Transparency.” This effort has long been discussed by NTIA, and among other things, reflects the Executive Branch agency’s early moves to implement the actions identified by the Report to the President on Enhancing Resilience Against Botnets.

NTIA Launches Software Transparency Initiative, Seeking Stakeholder Participation

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is kicking off the third in a series of multistakeholder efforts targeting cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT).  NTIA is the Executive Branch agency responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues and is engaged with global technology policy on behalf of the United States.