This isn't a huge surprise. After the Senate failed to pass its Cybersecurity Act last year, and the White House threatening to push out an executive order to get its "cybersecurity" agenda moving, one of the two sponsors of the House's cybersecurity bill, CISPA (which did pass), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, is promising that the bill will be back soon enough. Ruppersberger says that he's working with the White House to take care of any concerns it had with the bill. All of this was more or less expected. The concern, still, is what do the privacy protections look like in the bill and (more importantly) what the Senate will come up with on this front.
However, there's one big issue that no one has answered. There's plenty of talk about how cybersecurity is a big problem and we're "under siege" and all of that nonsense. But no one seems willing to explain what about current regulations are getting in the way of an effective response to any such "threats"? And that's a problem, because the proposed bills don't seem to do anything in terms of tweaking a specific issue to solve a problem. Instead, they more or less wipe out large, important rules across the board, all because someone screams "it's for cybersecurity!!!!"Permalink | Comments | Email This Story
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