Jan 282015
 January 28, 2015  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

I missed this one a few days ago, but Joe Cadillic helpfully pointed me to it. Cory Bennett reported:

Lawmakers’ enthusiasm for passing a cybersecurity bill will face a major hurdle this summer — National Security Agency (NSA) reform.

By June 1, Congress must reauthorize the sections of the Patriot Act that are the basis for the NSA’s most controversial surveillance programs.

Surveillance concerns have taken a back seat to cybersecurity following the dramatic hack on Sony and a subsequent White House cyber push. But many believe NSA reforms are crucial before the centerpiece of the White House’s cybersecurity proposal — cyber information sharing between the public and private sector — can pass Congress.

Read more on The Hill.

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