Developers of secure messaging apps say there could be unforeseen long-range effects of anti-encryption laws in Australia and elsewhere.
The Data Care Act, introduced in the Senate this week, would provide large fines for companies that misuse, sell or share user data without permission or proper safeguards.
The Australian Parliament has passed a new law that requires technology companies to provide access to encrypted communications.
A deputy U.S. attorney general said that Russia and other nations stonewall cybercrime investigations and called for international cooperation.
Despite high-profile data breaches, increased scrutiny of how consumer data is used, and several hearings, there hasn’t been a lot of movement on privacy legislation out of Congress. That may change if lawmakers decide to pass the U.S. version of the European Union's data privacy law.