cybersecurity

Privacy-Killing Executive Order Expected Soon From Obama

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is back, albeit with expected revisions.  CISPA author Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD and co-author Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) are planning to reintroduce the bill in the House.  But, this time they are working in conjunction with the White House in order to avoid a veto from President Obama.

When CISPA was first introduced, it passed in the House but was shelved after the Senate began work on its own cybersecurity bill.  Adding to the mix, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has urged Congress to come up with legislation governing areas of cyber security so that individuals’ personal information can be shared between the private sector and the government.  Napolitano hopes that this will help prevent cyber attacks on infrastructure that is critical to U.S. national security.

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