CDT: Cybersecurity bills raise major civil liberties concerns

By | April 5, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Grant Gross

 

Duh!! Is it possible that only stupid people become politicians?!? They just don’t learn!

In this article “A group of cybersecurity bills that the U.S. Congress may soon vote on contain serious privacy and civil liberties flaws, with some of the bills allowing private companies to share a wide range of their customers’ online communications with government agencies, the Center for Democracy and Technology said.

The U.S. House of Representatives could vote later this month on two bills focused on encouraging private companies and the government to share cyberthreat information with each other, even though there are major civil liberties concerns with one of the bills and some outstanding questions about the second, CDT officials said during a press briefing Wednesday.

The Senate may vote on information-sharing legislation in May, CDT officials said. CDT raised concerns about four information-sharing bills, all of which would provide legal protections for private companies that share cyberthreat information with government agencies.”

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