ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announced the publication of its 2015 outlook on cybersecurity, telecommunications, consumer privacy, government surveillance and Internet oversight. Dozens of current and former members of Congress, Hill staffers, policy experts and industry insiders provided insights on these issues and help frame what to expect in the legislative and regulatory arenas this year in this 20-page report. A complimentary copy of the report is available here.
"The issues we explore in great detail in this one-of-a-kind special report are among the most highly-debated, hot-button issues at the forefront of discussion inside the Beltway," said Paul Albergo, director of news coverage, Bloomberg BNA. "A hallmark of Bloomberg BNA's reporting is exploring all sides of an issue and our outlook on the 2015 communications landscape is emblematic of the daily coverage we devote to what's shaping the policy dynamic in our nation's capital."
Cybersecurity is seen as one of the most urgent issues facing Washington this year in the wake of a major attack on the computer networks of Sony Pictures Entertainment and concerns about the potential for worse events in the future.
Telecommunications industry watchers and players are expecting 2015 to be a dynamic year of regulatory action and policy making, in which both chambers of a new Republican-led Congress plan to delve into telecommunications matters while the nation keeps a watchful eye on the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rulemaking.
Consumer privacy regulation is not slated to be something that the incoming Republican-controlled Congress will be focused on, beyond legislation to harmonize an existing patchwork of data security breach notification statutes at the state level.
Government surveillance is expected to be a battleground as Congress is expected to face renewed pressure from privacy advocates and technology companies to rein in National Security Agency surveillance activities and lawmakers weigh the reauthorization of expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act which have been used by the NSA to justify the bulk collection of U.S. phone customer records.
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