posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:06 AM
No link for that quote? I checked and it didn't come from within this post...
Also, it contradicts what's been said by the WH and all other sources; the WH threatened veto over the lack of protecting core infrastructure, keeping
it under the DHS, and for lack of control over privacy protection:
The Obama administration's own harsh words criticized CISPA for failing to “ensure that the nation’s core critical infrastructure is
protected," or provide “sufficient limitations on the sharing of personally identifiable information." Hence, the veto threat.
Among the things Obama opposed was allowing the NSA to control the sharing of privacy information and not having it under the DHS, and treating
cybersecurity like 'intelligence gathering' (as I read that, I assume he means that the NSA would snoop, but not actively protect infrastructure).
The official WH statement:
“The sharing of information must be conducted in a manner that preserves Americans’ privacy, data confidentiality, and civil liberties and
recognizes the civilian nature of cyberspace. Cybersecurity and privacy are not mutually exclusive. [...] Accordingly, the Administration strongly
opposes H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, in its current form.”
[...] the White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy saying the administration “strongly opposes” the bill “in its current
form.” The requirements laid out in the statement appear to go beyond the changes that the sponsors announced Tuesday. For example, the
administration wants the measure to require companies to minimize personally identifiable information before sharing it with the government and each
other. It also warns that by giving a key role to the National Security Agency, “H.R. 3523 effectively treats domestic cybersecurity as an
A third complaint is that the bill ignores the administration’s main cyber security proposal: requiring operators of “critical
infrastructure” (such as power grids and electronic payment systems) to meet industry standards for securing their networks. “Voluntary
measures alone are insufficient responses to the growing danger of cyber threats,” the statement contends.
So Obama opposes the bill and threatened veto on these grounds:
1. the bill does not require operators of 'critical infrastructure' to secure their own networks.
2. the bill has no protections in place for personally identifiable information, and no control or oversight for sharing this information among
private companies and with govt. agencies.
3. the bill, with the NSA as it's primary govt. agency, treats cybersecurity as an 'intelligence gathering' apparatus as opposed to a proactive
countermeasure to cyber attacks headed by the DHS.
edit on 27-4-2012 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)