Leslie Harris, CDT: Privacy Amendments Strengthen Cybersecurity Bill
July 31, 2012
Center for Democracy & Technology welcomed changes made to the
Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act that were unveiled this evening.
have struggled to draft legislation that would allow companies and the
government to share information about attacks and cyberthreats without
eroding privacy. The new amendments narrow the definition of what can be
shared, focusing on true indicators of cybersecurity threats. In a
second important change, companies will share cybersecurity information
mainly with civilian agencies, not with military entities such as the
National Security Agency. Further, the amendments specify that
information shared with the government would be used only for
cybersecurity, to protect against serious threats to children, or
imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury.