Why is CDT opposed to a House bill intended to promote sharing of information about cyberthreats? And why do we prefer a Senate proposal on information sharing?
The reasons for our opposition to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) are well-illustrated by this opening sentence from an article yesterday in Government Computer News:
Continuous monitoring is the order of the day for federal IT systems, and automated tools are generating more data about the status and behavior of agency networks. The next challenge, analysts, vendors and government officials say, is making use of all that data.
Delete reference to "federal" IT systems and "agency" networks and you understand the scope of our concern: Continuous monitoring is the order of the day for all information systems, including major ISPs and other service providers. Continuous monitoring is generating huge amounts of data about behavior of all networks and about the behavior of users of all networks.
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