Cybersecurity Bill Rhetoric Heats Up in Washington

More on Cybersecurity and the recent Lieberman bill.  It still isn’t perfect but we are getting some legislation,at least, that wll begin to afford protections to individual privacy and national security.  Key features:

  • Only civilian agencies will be in charge of U.S. cybersecurity systems, as opposed to the National Security Agency, which has been spearheading warrantless wiretapping for years.
  • Data won’t be shared with law enforcement except in certain circumstances such as when it relates to a cybersecurity crime investigation or an imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm.
  • Data garnered from cybersecurity initiatives can’t be used as evidence for other crimes such as copyright infringement or drug usage.
  • Constitutionally-protected free speech and terms of service violations won’t be considered as threats to cybersecurity

 (PC World – 7-23-2012)

Cybersecurity Bill Rhetoric Heats Up in Washington – CSO Online – Security and Risk

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