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China cybersecurity draft law

China Passes New Cybersecurity Law, Increases Control of Internet

China has further tightened its grip on the Internet, with the passage of a new cybersecurity law. The law will have wide-reaching impacts both in and outside the country, on Internet businesses and human rights alike. China’s new cybersecurity law requires the collection…

Singapore assesses VPN technology

Singapore Examines Legality of VPN Technology, Considers Outlawing VPNs

Authorities in Singapore are reviewing VPN technology, to determine its legality within the country. The review comes as part of Singapore’s proposed changes to their Copyright Act, which has not been updated since 2004. The current law does not include any mention of…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog Goes to DC (Again!) to Promote Online Privacy Legislation

We’re in Washington DC this week talking to Congress members about our 2016 legislative priorities to protect digital property. We’re also attending CDT’s Tech Prom annual dinner. Keep reading for more details, and be sure to follow us on social! The Issues We’ll…

Cyber Crime

United Arab Emirates Proposes New Cybercrime Law

The United Arab Emirates is debating three draft laws today, described as “regulating the National Media Council, preventing the misuse of the right to litigation and imposing tougher penalties on IP address forgery.” One of the draft laws includes harsh penalties for cybercrime…

CISA Passes Senate

CISA Surveillance Bill Passes Congress

The U.S. House of Representative and Senate has just voted to pass a massive $1.1 trillion spending package to fund federal agencies through next fall. Wrapped into this package was a bill now known as the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, formerly known as CISA…

Stand up for strong encryption

Tell the President to “Defend Strong Encryption” and Help Save Crypto

Update – March 18: EFF, the organization behind this petition (along with Access Now and the ACLU), are pushing a new phase of the campaign this week. Save Crypto is asking users to tweet at President Obama directly and ask him to defend strong…

India Encryption Law Retracted

India Proposes New Encryption Law, Then Quickly Retracts It

Last week India released some draft legislation surrounding encryption. As reported by the New York Times, the proposed law “would have required users of social media and messaging applications to save plain-text versions of their messages for 90 days so that they could…

Russia Internet Data Storage Law

Russia’s Scary New Internet Data Retention Law

Russia has a new Internet data retention law – and it’s restrictive. The law was enacted on September 1 and, as explained in a Guardian article, requires companies to store data about Russian citizens on Russian soil. The law is, for now at…

China cybersecurity draft law

China’s Draft Cybersecurity Law Has Scary Implications

Last week, China’s government released a new draft of their cybersecurity law. Consistent with past regulations, the law gives the government expanded control over the Internet in China, granting the Cyberspace Administration of China and its director the authority to make sweeping Internet…

CISPA Moves to Senate as Privacy Concerns Continue to Mount

CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) was passed by the US House of Representatives last Thursday 288 to 217. It now sits in front the Senate despite a myriad of privacy concerns. President Obama has been vocal about the lack of protection…