One of the key parts of the various cybersecurity bills that have been pushed over the past few years is the idea that the federal government would help the private sector better protect against attacks. Of course, for that to makes sense, you'd think that the federal government would have its own "cybersecurity" house in order. Show More Summary
Despite a White House veto threat, the Republican House passed CISPA in April. The White House had a number of reasons for opposing the cybersecurity bill, including (ironically) privacy, making the House bill essentially dead in the Senate. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is circulating a bill that marks the upper chamber's first stab at cybersecurity legislation and seeks to formalize part of an executive order that sets up voluntary standards for critical indus...
Mike Rogers (R-Mich) is famous for sponsoring CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that activists call "a privacy nightmare."
The Senate's new cybersecurity bill is all about defending U.S. trade secrets from foreign hackers.
The House passed a bad cybersecurity bill last month, under threat of veto from the White House. That veto threat, administration officials reiterate in response to a We the People petition, is still in effect. The administration will...Show More Summary
With CISPA dead (mercifully) from a critical case of Senate disinterest, the conversation has inevitably turned to what the next cybersecurity bill should look like. Over at Wired, Julian Sanchez has laid out some guidelines for a cybersecurity bill that actually works, achieving the stated goals of CISPA without butchering civil liberties. Show More Summary
With the cybersecurity bill in the water, the White House has responded to a petition from 117,000 citizens who opposed it.
If and when a cybersecurity bill moves to the Senate, the story about House passage of CISPA should not be about failure.
CISPA, the controversial cybersecurity bill passed by the House last week, appears to be dead in the Senate. It's deja vu all over again for the measure, which would authorize private companies to share your email, texts and other personal information with federal agencies without a warrant or other privacy protections. Show More Summary
It's really looking like the cybersecurity legislation fight for 2013 is merely a remake of the 2012 edition. First, the House passes CISPA in April, despite widespread privacy concerns (and CISPA's backers pretending they've taken care of them). Show More Summary
The controversial cybersecurity bill, known, ever so gently as, the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) - since it's for your own good - that web-spying-bill">passed the House last week looks set to be shelved in the Senate according to representatives. Show More Summary
Bad cyber security legislation CISPA is likely to fail if it goes to a vote on the Senate floor, according to comments made by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.), chairman of the committee on commerce, science and transportation, today.
The chairman of a key Senate committee cited "insufficient" privacy protections in the cybersecurity bill, recently passed by the House.
CISPA is all but dead, again. The controversial cybersecurity bill known as the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, which passed the House of Representatives last week, will almost certainly be shelved by the Senate, according to a representative of the U.S. Show More Summary
Critics argue the vague language of the cybersecurity bill would allow companies to get away with some of the very same acts the bill is intended to stamp out.
It may claim to be about protecting people online, but CISPA supporters are actually downright hostile to protecting individuals on the Internet. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: CISPA, Computers, Cybersecurity, Ed Perlmutter, Internet, Mike Rogers, Privacy, Technology
Congress is once again pushing forward on a controversial bill to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity, which could end up changing how law firms and their clients respond to online threats. The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,...
FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The House has approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA, H.R. 624). CISPA allows private companies and the federal government to exchange information relating to cybersecurity threats. The bill was passed......