Want to know what your Government is doing about cyber-security? Well, this past Thursday the House amended, then passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA. The Bill was written to help private businesses share cyber-threat information with the Federal Government and each other. How would this work? The authors of the bill imagine Google discovering a cybersecurity threat and sharing it with Microsoft. (Obviously, very few congresspeople know much about Google and Microsoft, but that’s not the point.) The point is that several privacy groups think there are two really bad aspects of the bill: the national security clause which allows the protections of the bill to be use in any case where national security is deemed to be at risk, and the second clause protects any business that shares cybersecurity information from lawsuits from users who think their privacy has been violated. What’s next? CISPA goes to the Senate.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 30, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).