• On September 19, 2012, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to disapprove a proposal that would give the International Telecommunication Union, an agency within the United Nations, increased control of the Internet. S. Res. 446, introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., states in part that “the Senate calls on the President to continue to oppose any effort to transfer control of the Internet to the United Nations or any other intergovernmental organization.” The full text of the resolution is available here.
  • Also on September 19, Chairman John “Jay” Rockefeller IV, R-W.Va., Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters to several CEOs of Fortune 500 companies imploring them to increase efforts to adopt cybersecurity measures. The companies included Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, AT&T, and Apple. An exemplar letter, addressed to IBM, is available here.