Tech »  Topic »  House Panel Passes RANSOMWARE Act to Get FTC Reports on Cross-Border Work

House Panel Passes RANSOMWARE Act to Get FTC Reports on Cross-Border Work


The Energy and Commerce subcommittee also forwarded a bipartisan privacy and data security bill to the full committee but—lacking support from Senate leadership—that legislation appears dead in the water.

Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want the Federal Trade Commission to share its insights and recommendations for securing the U.S. against ransomware and other cyberattacks by amending a law that facilitates the commission’s international law enforcement collaboration.

The committee’s panel on consumer protection and commerce unanimously cleared the RANSOMWARE—or Reporting Attacks from Nations Selected for Oversight and Monitoring Web Attacks and Ransomware from Enemies—Act in a legislative markup Thursday.

The US SAFE WEB—or Undertaking Spam, Spyware and Fraud Enforcement with Enforcers Beyond Borders—Act allows the FTC to share evidence with foreign law enforcement agencies and assist in investigations upon their request. The RANSOMWARE Act would require the FTC to ...


Copyright of this story solely belongs to nextgov.com . To see the full text click HERE