May 07, 2013

CISPA and Cyber War

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) re-introduced by Mike Rogers (R-MI) has caused quite a bit of controversy over the past few weeks. Most express concerns about privacy and government access to information online. Writing for RedState, Neil Stevens makes the case for the legislation,
We need to be proactive, and that means putting together all the information we can about attacks past, present, and future. We need to be able to deal with attacks before the spin up fully. We need to pass along warnings before it’s too late. And that means we need legislation to prevent trial lawyers from making a mess of all of this. So that’s why it’s time to pass CISPA.
He addresses the argument against CISPA,
But nebulous privacy concerns are not an argument in themselves. Improving this bill is something that must be done in a constructive way.