In a cyber threat advisory, the U.S. Departments of Treasury, State, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that North Korea is carrying out malicious activities to fund "regime priorities."
U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr highlighted ongoing enforcement challenges resulting from immunity provisions under the Communications Decency Act that protect internet service providers from liability for the content of online speech.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the "Data Protection Act of 2020." The bill would form a national Data Protection Agency to establish and enforce data privacy and cybersecurity practices.
U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski advocated for policies that facilitate the cross-border transfer of critical information among law enforcement agencies investigating multinational criminal cyber networks.
A New York State Senator introduced legislation that would (i) prohibit law enforcement from using biometric surveillance technology and (ii) create a task force to evaluate whether such technology could be used in the future.