Mike Lapointe writes:
Passage of the cybersecurity bill has stalled in the Senate as Democrats and Republicans show few signs of compromise over the scale of governmental provisions for infrastructural protection.
But what’s most troubling about this ongoing debate has nothing to do with the extent of infrastructural protection called for by many observers. Energy and water systems, financial systems, and transportation networks are vulnerable to attack, and their security should involve a degree of governmental oversight.
What’s most troubling about the cybersecurity bill is that in return for any governmental compromise over infrastructural protection, President Obama will inevitably have to support further erosion of individual privacy protections if the bill gets through Congress.
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