April 03, 2009

Senators Propose Massive Federal Control Over Cybersecurity and Internet

Greetings. I'll keep this brief for now. Two U.S. Senators (reportedly Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe) have proposed new legislation that would provide for a massive increase in federal involvement into key aspects of "cybersecurity," plus direct impacts on the global Internet's operations, control, and even the "certification and licensing" of related personnel.

The draft bill, a copy of which I have archived here, is of such broad and encompassing scope that I won't even try to critique it in detail yet. I urge you to read through it for yourself -- and hold on to your hats.

Thought experiment: How will the rest of the world react to this proposal?


Posted by Lauren at April 3, 2009 03:26 PM | Permalink
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