Report: Harry Reid to Push Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for a Vote

November 14, 2012 -

According to a Hill story highlighted by TechDirt, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) will try to make a final push for the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, a bill that would give government departments and law enforcement oversight on corporations in the business of critical infrastructure when it comes to fighting hackers and other internet-based threats. According to an unnamed aide for the Senator (speaking to the Hill), "Reid is aiming to bring the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 to the floor at the end of next week after the Senate votes on Sen. Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) sportsmen's bill."

Republicans want Reid to hold an open amendment process if he brings the bill to the floor, said Michael Brumas, the spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“If Sen. Reid brings the bill up during the lame-duck session, we hope he would fulfill his clear commitment to have a thorough and open amendment process, especially given the complex nature of the subject,” Brumas said.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Source: The Hill by way of TechDirt


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Re: Report: Harry Reid to Push Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for ...

In other words they would be the attack dogs of IP holders.

Re: Report: Harry Reid to Push Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for ...

Right because policing IP issues is a security matter...


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: Report: Harry Reid to Push Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for ...

Not much the little evil man does is much of a surprise now. First tax-care and now corporate-care.

 
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