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Democrats to continue Internet coup with new cyber bill
Posted By admin On February 7, 2012 @ 10:14 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
Daily Caller 
February 7, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, following a recent anti-piracy legislative debacle with SOPA and PIPA, will lead his second effort of 2012 to push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill. The expected bill is the latest attempt by the Democrats to broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the Internet.
Details about the bill remain shrouded in secrecy. Clues available to the public suggest that the bill might be stronger than President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity proposal, which was released in May 2011. Reid said  that he would bring the bill — expected to come out of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman — to the floor during the first Senate work period of 2012.
A classified meeting behind closed doors in October 2011 between key Senate committee leaders with jurisdiction over cybersecurity and White House officials, took place at the request of the Obama administration. Lieberman, in an interview  with The Hill in October, said that past Senate cybersecurity bills were considerably stronger than the White House proposal.
The White House proposal recommended  that the Department of Homeland Security be given broad regulatory authority for cybersecurity matters over civilian networks. The White House proposal also recommends that the DHS program be “developed in consultation with privacy and civil liberties experts and with the approval of the Attorney General.”
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URLs in this post:
 Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/06/democrats-to-continue-internet-coup-with-new-cyber-bill/
 said: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/194245-senate-will-take-up-cybersecurity-bill-next-year
 interview: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/188837-classified-meeting-stresses-urgency-of-cybersecurity-legislation
 recommended: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/fact_sheet-administration_cybersecurity_legislative_proposal.pdf
 Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-would-give-dhs-emergency-cyber-powers.html
 Senate cybersecurity bill mirrors Russian Internet agenda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-cybersecurity-bill-mirrors-russian-internet-agenda.html
 Cybersecurity Bill Would Substantially Increase Monitoring of Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cybersecurity-bill-would-substantially-increase-monitoring-of-internet.html
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