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Security Experts, Internet Engineers Urge Lawmakers to Drop CISPA

Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "A long list of security, networking and computer science experts have signed a letter sent to lawmakers on Monday, asking them to deop support for CISPA and other proposed cybersecurity bills because they consider the measures overly broad and say they would infringe on users' privacy and civil liberties. The group, which includes Bruce Schneier, Peter Neumann and others, said the bills' focus on allowing the sharing of users' traffic with government agencies would "unnecessarily trade our civil liberties for the promise of improved network security."

The technologists, researchers and academics who signed the letter sent to congressmen this week said that the promise of better network security in return for this kind of data sharing is not a valid one.

"As experts in the field, we reject this false trade-off and urge you to oppose any cybersecurity initiative that does not explicitly include appropriate methods to ensure the protection of users’ civil liberties," the write in the letter."

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