WH Opposes Cyber-Security Bill

The bill does not contain — according to the White House — sufficient protections on the sharing of personal information between private entities nor provide for proper and adequate oversight to ensure the data is used only for the proper purposes of Cybersecurity

H.R. 3523 The Cyber Protection Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, in its current form, is opposed by the Obama administration because it would establish legal protections for private industry to share information with each other via a governmental agency (in this instance the Department of Homeland Security) and allow broad sharing of information with governmental entities without establishing requirements for both industry and the Government to minimize and protect personally identifiable information.

Additionally, the bill does not contain—according to the White House—sufficient protections on the sharing of personal information between private entities nor provide for proper and adequate oversight to ensure the data is used only for the proper purposes of Cybersecurity, particularly with regard to protecting vital infrastructure assets.

The administration prefers that the Department of Homeland Security be the center of coordinating the exchange of Cybersecurity information with private industry and developing and establishing basic standards for Cybersecurity, as they feel voluntary actions taken currently taken by private industry are not sufficient enough to meet the growing threat of cyber threats.

The administration also believes that H.R. 3523 does not provide the clear privacy prote

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