Rather than a comprehensive legal protection for personal data, the United States has only a patchwork of sector-specific laws that fail to adequately protect data. Congress should create a single legislative data-protection mandate to protect individuals’ privacy.
Although states have sought to develop norms that constrain destabilizing behavior in cyberspace, they have struggled to make them stick. Here are three things state and non-state actors should consider when developing cyber norms.
New Facebook data reveals that foreign advertisers may have tried to influence the upcoming Irish referendum on abortion. More proof that ad transparency initiatives for social media are necessary to preserve the integrity of elections.
Critical infrastructure companies cannot protect themselves from adversarial nation-states without federal assistance. The U.S. government should create a classified network to share information on cyber threats with private companies critical to the economy.
The Commonwealth does not get much attention in the United States. Few will have noticed that its member governments committed to avoid disrupting internet access in their countries, an attempt to stem a growing trend.
International assistance programs rely on digital technologies to deliver food, housing, education, and a host of other services to the developing world. However, few donors or recipients incorporate cybersecurity into their activities. That's a problem.
The 2018 U.S. midterms are less than eight months away, and Congress has done nothing to close loopholes that enable political advertising on social media to fuel disinformation and division. Time for legislators to get to work.