Ted Stevens

David Thomas, CEO at Evident, is an accomplished cybersecurity entrepreneur. He has a history of introducing innovative technologies, establishing them in the market, and driving growth – with each early-stage company emerging as the market leader.

Congress is considering legislation that would create a nationwide standard for identity theft notification- and the National Retail Federation (NRF) last week expressed concerns with certain provisions of the bill, in an official company statement. The Identity Theft Protection Act (S. 1178), a bipartisan measure sponsored by Sen. Ted Stevens [Republican of Alaska] and four other Senators, would set a national standard for how companies must report data breaches, while also changing rules about notice triggers and credit reporting. The NRF supports the idea of a national standard, because it would eliminate the patchwork of different systems put in place by state

CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro expressed concern Monday over provisions in S.2686, a telecom bill governing the transition of networks from analog to digital television. In a letter addressed to the Senate, Shapiro claimed that wording in the bill allowing two extra years for Spanish-language stations to make the switch “sets the wrong tone for consumers and the public interest.” According to The Budget Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, all networks have until February 17, 2009 to switch to digital. The provisions in S.2686, also known as The Communications, Consumers’ Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, would allow all Spanish-language

Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro issued the following statement today applauding the U.S. Senate for reauthorizing the Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVIA): "The Senate took a bold step toward helping millions of Americans join the digital television revolution by reauthorizing SHVIA. The so-called 'white areas' provision of the bill will allow satellite broadcasters to transmit DTV and high-definition (HDTV) network programming to television viewers who currently cannot receive these broadcasts from their local ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX affiliate. Just as these viewers can receive network broadcasts in standard definition via satellite, they now will be able to view them in

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