Watchdogs are watching for new technology that could allow companies to monitor your every move online, from your bank statements to your social media posts, and to track your movements for advertising purposes.
On November 22, lawmakers will be voting on new bills to create a new Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
In addition to privacy and civil liberties oversight, the legislation would establish a Privacy and Surveillance Board to oversee federal efforts to gather intelligence about the nation’s Internet usage.
The bill would also create a Privacy Advisory Board to provide oversight on surveillance and cybersecurity efforts.
The board would be tasked with monitoring the development of technologies to track online activity, and the use of those technologies for advertising and marketing purposes.
It would be responsible for developing policies to monitor the implementation of surveillance technologies, including privacy safeguards, to ensure that the nation does not fall victim to mass surveillance and mass surveillance abuses.
Another bill would create a cybersecurity task force with the authority to monitor and address cybersecurity risks and to establish guidelines for addressing cybersecurity threats.
The task force would be composed of representatives from industry, academia, government, the private sector, and civil society.
The legislation would create cybersecurity standards for all cybersecurity products and services and for cybersecurity information sharing and sharing among the government and private sector.
The legislation would also set up a cybersecurity education and training program for the government, including cybersecurity training for senior government officials and other officials in key positions within the government.
The bill would establish an Office of Cybersecurity to oversee cybersecurity issues and advise the president on cybersecurity.
The Office of Cyberspace Security and Intelligence would be headed by a retired Army general and would be empowered to provide advice to the president and the Department of Defense.
It also would have the authority and responsibility to develop cybersecurity plans and strategies.
This bill would allow the president to waive any requirement to obtain court approval for a new cybersecurity strategy.
It does not require Congress to approve the plan or approval of the plan’s implementation, so the bill would not require approval from Congress.
Other bills that are on the table include a bill to require federal agencies to obtain a warrant before accessing private communications, a bill that would require that federal agencies seek the approval of a judge before sharing the contents of their customers’ electronic communications, and a bill requiring a warrant for all data requests that are sent to federal agencies.
These bills will be debated and voted on as part of the House and Senate debates over cybersecurity legislation.