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New Cybersecurity Law Requires Government Agencies Seek Approval for Chinese IT Purchases

A recently signed appropriations bill contained an additional provision that several government agencies will need to get approval from law enforcement officials prior to purchasing IT products from suppliers that are from or have any connections with China. The U.S.-China Business Council has criticized the law saying that it unfairly targets Chinese firms and will

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Increase in Targeted Attacks Against Small Businesses

A recent study and report from Symantec found that targeted attacks against small businesses greatly increased in 2012 as cyberattacks increased by 42 percent overall leading to more data compromises and breaches. Read More

 
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Senate Budget Resolution Includes Provisions for Collecting Online Sales Tax

Government leaders claim that the lack of authority for collecting sales tax with many online purchases costs the U.S billions each year, and to address this issue the United States Senate included a measure allowing state and local governments to collect sales tax directly from online purchases as part of their budget resolution. Read More

 
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Bills Related to Geolocation and Online Privacy Being Considered by U.S. House and Congress

As mobile devices and other technology utilize location-based data and maintain more detailed records than ever before, pre-existing laws and regulations may not properly govern how to treat this data as it was not foreseen at the time of writing, and as a result new privacy issues arise. The U.S. is considering two separate bills

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Press Release: Mobile Survey 2012 Reveals Different Developments and Perspectives Related to Mobile Payments and Fraud

The mobile channel is booming and reaching a tipping point. Mobile online commerce has enjoyed triple digit growth rates for consecutive years while mobile wallets are gaining traction for payments at the point-of-sale. On December 9, 2012 eBay recorded their largest mobile shopping day ever as eBay purchases made via mobile devices grew 133 percent

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2013 CNP Expo

Published on April 15, 2013, by in Events.

David Montague will be a Featured Speaker at the 2013 CNP Expo. The 2nd Annual CNP Expo will be held in Orlando, Florida from May 20-23, 2013. Find more information about the CNP Expo here.

 
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Internal IRS Documents Justify Reading Private Emails without a Search Warrant

An internal IRS document explicitly states that emails sent from an individual’s computer do not have reasonable expectations of privacy and lose Fourth Amendment protection allowing IRS investigators to view private emails, messages and other communications without requiring a search warrant. Although some precedent has been set in recent U.S. federal court cases, the IRS’

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