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Analysis of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 was released to the public as a discussion draft on June 17, 2014. As compared to the Cybersecurity Act the Senate considered in July, 2012, the bill would dismantle many hard-fought privacy protections that had improved that legislation as it moved to the Senate floor. Indeed, the bill seems to disregard the revelations about surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency both within the U.S. and includes no new civil liberties protections responsive to those disclosures.

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Unpacking “Cybersecurity”: Threats, Responses, and Human Rights Considerations

Public and private sector actors face a growing challenge in protecting the Internet and other ICT systems against malicious actors. In order to develop effective responses to cybersecurity challenges and protect human rights, it is important first to understand that “cybersecurity” is an umbrella concept that covers a diverse range of threats and possible responses. This paper provides a starting point for such an approach by clarifying the range of issues often covered under the umbrella of cybersecurity and discussing the responses that may be put in place.

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