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By Mariam Baksh

Consumer protection groups are criticizing provisions in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's proposal for a national privacy law, which they say would undermine efforts to empower the Federal Trade Commission to enforce civil fines for first-time violations of appropriate privacy practices, something the White House supports.

By Rick Weber

The Department of Homeland Security's first deputy under secretary for cybersecurity, Mark Weatherford, argues the U.S. government's decision not to sign the recent Paris accord on “trust and security” is an example of the Trump administration receding from a leadership role on global internet governance in a way that threatens national security and public safety.

Inside CISA
By Rick Weber

The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has received its first dedicated funding since its establishment – included in the budget deal signed into law Friday – after a week in which CISA Director Christopher Krebs emphasized ongoing work on securing elections.

By Mariam Baksh

A former top cyber official at DHS and a current Democratic member of the Federal Communications Commission are suggesting a more sophisticated approach to securing next-generation networks -- possibly involving standards-based certification of U.S. telecom providers' equipment -- over the flat-out bans on products from Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have gained bipartisan support in Congress.