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Fri, Apr 27, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Cybersecurity Bill Heads to the Senate


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Analysts at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at their headquarters in Arlington, VA.
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Analysts at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at their headquarters in Arlington, VA.

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved new cybersecurity legislation called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Supporters say the bill is vital to protect the nation against the grave threat of cyberattacks. Opponents of CISPA argue that the bill's broad language infringes public privacy. As the bill heads to the Senate, we take up the debate.

Host: Joshua Johnson

Guests:

  • Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council
  • Jennifer Martinez, technology policy reporter for Politico
  • Rainey Reitman, activism director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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