Today CDT, along with 23 other privacy and civil liberties groups, sent a letter to Senators Lieberman, Collins and Carper listing concerns about the cybersecurity bill that the senators recently introduced.
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"Changes are needed to ensure that cybersecurity measures do not unnecessarily infringe on free speech, privacy, and other civil liberties interests," the letter says.
The letter covers four areas: Scope, preserving free speech in cyberspace emergencies, information sharing and privacy, and transparency.
In a separate letter to the Senators, CDT outlines its views on a substitute amendment to their cybersecurity bill. That amendment, which will act as a substitute for the current cybersecurity bill, "improves and strengthens the legislation in several respects" and "reflects the open, collaborate process" of the staff in working with CDT and others to write the bill.
However, the letter also outlines concerns CDT has with the amended bill: