I noted yesterday that both the ACLU and EFF had found that the revised cybersecurity bill, S. 3414, contained improved protections. Jennifer Granick of CIS points out what protections or clarifications are still missing.
The revised Cybersecurity Act sponsored by Lieberman and Collins needs work. It’s provisions expand the government’s ability to conduct network surveillance and interfere with the egalitarian flow of cybersecurity information. The proposal should be amended to further narrow and clarify the circumstances under which otherwise illegal wiretapping and surveillance is allowed, to narrow the definition of “countermeasures” to only defensive actions that shield one’s own machines, and to encourage declassification and publication of cyberthreat information.
Read her analysis on CIS.