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Outcry forces India to amend legislation that would ban deletion of emails, IMs

A draft of the country's encryption policy would have made it mandatory for residents to keep all encrypted data, which includes Gmail and WhatsApp, for 90 days.

By September 21, 2015


Republican legislation to 'fix' Net neutrality may not be dead

Two Democrats offer a glimmer of hope to Senate Republicans looking to revive a bill that would put the FCC's rules preserving an open Internet into law, but with key differences. But there are major sticking points.

By March 19, 2015


Europe to kill roaming charges in 2017

Europeans have finally been given a date for the abolition of roaming charges across the EU.

By October 27, 2015


Silicon Valley's opposition to cybersecurity bill mounts as US Senate prepares to vote

A controversial bill that aims to thwart hacking highlights the tension between the need for security and the desire for privacy.

By October 26, 2015


New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

By October 8, 2015


Apple backs bill banning LGBT discrimination

Apple, along with Dow Chemical and Levi Strauss & Co., voices its support for non-discrimination legislation that would establish federal equality for LGBT Americans.

By July 23, 2015


California shoots down 'kill switch' legislation for smartphones

Legislators rejected a bill requiring device makers like Apple to include antitheft software on smartphones sold in the state. Their reason: It would be bad for business.

By April 24, 2014


Obama said to announce legislation halting NSA’s phone record collecting

Major legislative proposals to the government’s surveillance programs -- specifically those that gather bulk call data on US residents -- are expected to be revealed this week.

By March 24, 2014


Turkey approves legislation to block Internet sites

Passed by Turkey's parliament, the bill would allow the government to cut off access to any site without the need for court approval, says the Wall Street Journal.

By February 6, 2014


Roaming charges could be quashed by EU legislation next week

EU legislation will be proposed next week that could put an end to roaming charges.

By September 8, 2013