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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 05:59 PM

White House takes aim at CISPA with formal veto threat

Source: CNET

The White House today escalated its opposition to a cybersecurity-related surveillance bill with a formal veto threat.

In a new statement, the White House's Office of Management and Budget said that the CISPA bill endangered Americans' privacy and inappropriately shielded private companies from liability.

The statement suggests that CISPA -- also known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act -- goes too far by giving the National Security Agency too much power:

H.R. 3523 effectively treats domestic cybersecurity as an intelligence activity and thus, significantly departs from longstanding efforts to treat the Internet and cyberspace as civilian spheres. The Administration believes that a civilian agency -- the Department of Homeland Security -- must have a central role in domestic cybersecurity, including for conducting and overseeing the exchange of cybersecurity information with the private sector and with sector-specific Federal agencies.

The American people expect their Government to enhance security without undermining their privacy and civil liberties. Without clear legal protections and independent oversight, information sharing legislation will undermine the public's trust in the Government as well as in the Internet by undermining fundamental privacy, confidentiality, civil liberties, and consumer protections. The Administration's draft legislation, submitted last May, provided for information sharing with clear privacy protections and strong oversight by the independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57421267-281/white-house-takes-aim-at-cispa-with-formal-veto-threat/



(Note to mods: Last 2 paragraphs are excerpted from a white house press release thus are public domain material.)

full white house statement: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/112/saphr3523r_20120425.pdf

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Reply White House takes aim at CISPA with formal veto threat (Original post)
alp227 Apr 2012 OP
steve2470 Apr 2012 #1
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JDPriestly Apr 2012 #3
Iwillnevergiveup Apr 2012 #4
longship Apr 2012 #5
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. good ! nt

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:10 PM

2. Good! K&R

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:50 PM

3. The President is right. We need cybersecurity that protects privacy.

If Americans feel watched on the internet, they will stop using it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:11 PM

4. Very good call. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 07:54 PM

5. And they framed it right, too.

R&

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:44 PM

6. Good on President Obama the question is though will he follow through with his promise to veto?

If he hates CISPA, SOPA, and PIPA then why does he support ACTA and TPP?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 05:12 AM

7. Interesting. Is Obama returning to his 2008 position that the NSA should not impose a global

wiretap or "dragnet" on all domestic communications? Good for him.

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