Civil liberties groups: Proposed cybersecurity bill is too broad


By Elinor Mills – The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, introduced last weekby Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut), John D. Rockefeller IV (D-West Virginia), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Dianne Feinstein (D-California), is designed to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, which provides vital services such as water, energy, and transportation. It calls on the Department of Homeland Security to work with network operators to develop security standards, a provision that Republican lawmakers, including Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), object to on the grounds that government regulation will hinder innovation.

But representatives from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center have other concerns about the proposed legislation.

The measure gives authority for monitoring and defending against cybersecurity threats to “any private entity.” more> http://is.gd/LDwtmv

One response to “Civil liberties groups: Proposed cybersecurity bill is too broad

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