Privacy

by Mike Masnick


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botnet, cispa, data sharing, white house



Who Needs CISPA? White House Unveils Voluntary Data Sharing Plan To Fight Botnets

from the plus,-no-privacy-violations! dept

As the fight over CISPA continues (apparently with some concerns that the existing bill is effectively dead in the water), the White House announced a new voluntary program for companies to share info about botnets in order to stop them. This raises the question, yet again, why we need laws like CISPA in the first place. Companies and the government can already share threat information without violating anyone's privacy. All CISPA and similar bills are really doing is making it easier to violate privacy rules when sharing that kind of information.

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    rabbit wise (profile), 31 May 2012 @ 10:44am

    one word - infragard.

    yet more proof about what this legislation is absolutely not about.

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