White House Finally Responds to Anti-CISPA Petition

Well, I guess we'll file this one under "better late than never." The White House has finally responded to a Petition signed by over 100,000 people asking the Administration to oppose the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. While the bill easily passed the House, the Senate has decided that it will not create a counterpart to the bill in this year's session.

"Even though a bill went on to pass the House of Representatives and includes some important improvements over previous versions, this legislation still doesn't adequately address our fundamental concerns," wrote Todd Park, U.S. chief technology officer, and Michael Daniel, cyber-security coordinator on the We The People website.

Park and Daniel go on to say that CISPA needs three things before the White House could consider supporting it:

1) A guarantee that information shared only relates to a given cyber attack at hand.
2) A provision that says a civilian agency will handle the data.
3) The removal of "broad immunity" for businesses that "act in ways likely to cause damage to third parties or result in the unwarranted disclosure of personal information."

You can read the full response to the petition from the White House here.

Source: PC Magazine



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