CISPA is Terrible for Transparency
The new cybersecurity bill, CISPA, or HR 3523, is terrible on transparency.
The bill proposes broad new information collection and sharing powers (which many other organizations are covering at length). Even as the bill proposes those powers, it proposes to limit public oversight of this work.
Read this section:
‘(2) USE AND PROTECTION OF INFORMATION- Cyber threat information shared in accordance with paragraph (1)—
‘(i) shall be exempt from disclosure under section 552 of title 5, United States Code;
That part about “section 552” is the Freedom of Information Act, being dismissed wholesale by Congress, for a whole new category of information that they don’t understand, that doesn’t even exist yet.