Tired of CISA, yet? We’re almost done, I promise. For those who can’t get enough, a recap:
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Last night, President Obama reassured lawmakers eager to return to the presidential campaign (“some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa”) that he would make his final State of the Union “a little shorter.” He promised to “go easy on the traditional list of proposals for the year ahead.” Still, three issues were striking by their absence – cybersecurity, surveillance, and encryption.
This installment, let’s examine the following questions:
When CISA passed the Senate back in October, many commentators warned of the panoply of ways in which a hypothetical DHS information-sharing portal would function to allow companies to collect and then funnel citizens’ private information directly into the hands of the most fearsome elements of the federal government:
Omni-CISA has passed. Privacy advocates are waxing outraged and pundits are tallying the winners and losers. Over at Just Security, Jennifer Granick ominously warns that:
We have white smoke. Finally, after 8 years of discussion Congress has passed a cybersecurity information sharing bill. The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 is Division N of the omnibus spending bill that will soon be enacted by Congress. Title I of that bill is the information sharing provisions. Let's focus on that. Here are some of the highlights: