Archive for July, 2011

Debating Privacy and Security in the Cloud Age

posted by in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity July 29, 2011

Earlier this summer in Brussels, Belgium, BSA brought together a distinguished group of industry leaders, technology experts, and government officials from both sides of the Atlantic for a daylong exploration of policy issues related to data protection and cybersecurity in the age of cloud computing. In a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions, participants considered such topics as how best to balance society’s interest in growing the economy with the need to protect people’s privacy and promote effective data stewardship.

Video of the entire BSA European Cybersecurity Forum is now available on YouTube and BSA’s website. (more…)

Pushing Data Breach Legislation over the Top

posted by in Cybersecurity July 21, 2011

Data security and breach-notification legislation, badly needed for the good of the digital economy and long sought by stakeholders of all stripes, has nonetheless proven to be a Sisyphean task in Congress. Lawmakers first took up the issue six years ago, during the 109th Congress, but to no avail. In the 111th Congress, there was enough momentum for the House to pass a bill, but not the Senate. And now, in the 112th Congress, we again have fundamentally sound data security and breach-notification bills on the table in both chambers.

Will this be the year Congress finally pushes this boulder over the top of the hill, as Sisyphus himself never could? I certainly hope so. (more…)