Originally published: April 15, 2012
Last updated: April 19, 2012 - 5:13pm
Cybersecurity is important to all Internet users because it can make the Internet a safer place to shop, conduct business, and communicate with others. However, pending cybersecurity bills include provisions that pose major civil liberties risks that must be addressed before any bill is enacted into law. This is urgent: the House is ready to take up legislation as soon as the week of April 23; after that, the Senate will act. Here are some "do's and don'ts," more fully explained in this analysis for Senate cybersecurity legislation that preserves Internet privacy and freedom:
- Don't Turn Cybersecurity Into a Backdoor Wiretapping Program.
- Don't Give the Keys To the Castle to the NSA.
- Don't Hide the Ball on NSA Role.
- Don't Broadly Authorize Companies To Monitor their Customers.
- Don't Make Network Neutrality a Victim of Cybersecurity "Countermeasures."
- Don't Authorize the Government To Seize the Family Home When Junior Violates Somebody's Terms of Service.
- Do Narrowly and Carefully Define the Cybersecurity Information that Can Be Shared.
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