New 'Cybersecurity Office' Would Oversee Companies Like Equifax and Dole Out Fines for Slipshod Security

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would establish new cybersecurity regulations for credit reporting agencies and impose strict fines for those whose security is found wanting. It would also create a new cybersecurity office within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tasked with ensuring that consumers…

Lawmakers Introduce 'Honest Ads Act' to Govern Online Political Advertising [Updated]

Senate lawmakers on Thursday unveiled their first major legislative effort to increase transparency in online political advertising, called the Honest Ads Act. Sponsored by Senators Mark Warner, Amy Klobuchar, and John McCain, the bill attempts to align rules for online advertising with those broadcast on television…