Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Follow up-US would make Internet wiretaps easier

As posted a few days ago on US would make Internet wiretaps easier
The threat is very real to authorizing the president to not only to shut down the internet, but give the secretary of commerce authority to spy on the private sector.
Here is Senate bill s111-773

This is the bill which the President want to revisit next year.

This bill sponsor, is none other than
Sen. John Rockefeller [D-WV]

Cosponsors:


Section of interest:
SEC. 14. PUBLIC-PRIVATE CLEARINGHOUSE.

a) DESIGNATION- The Department of Commerce shall serve as the clearinghouse of cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information to Federal Government and private sector owned critical infrastructure information systems and networks.
(b) FUNCTIONS- The Secretary of Commerce--
(1) shall have access to all relevant data concerning such networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access;
(2) shall manage the sharing of Federal Government and other critical infrastructure threat and vulnerability information between the Federal Government and the persons primarily responsible for the operation and maintenance of the networks concerned; and
(3) shall report regularly to the Congress on threat information held by the Federal Government that is not shared with the persons primarily responsible for the operation and maintenance of the networks concerned.
(c) INFORMATION SHARING RULES AND PROCEDURES- Within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a draft description of rules and procedures on how the Federal Government will share cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information with private sector critical infrastructure information systems and networks owners. After a 30 day comment period, the Secretary shall publish a final description of the rules and procedures. The description shall include--
(1) the rules and procedures on how the Federal Government will share cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information with private sector critical infrastructure information systems and networks owners;
(2) the criteria in which private sector owners of critical infrastructure information systems and networks shall share actionable cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information and relevant data with the Federal Government; and
(3) any other rule or procedure that will enhance the sharing of cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information between private sector owners of critical infrastructure information systems and networks and the Federal Government.         

SEC. 17. AUTHENTICATION AND CIVIL LIBERTIES REPORT.
Within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the President, or the President’s designee, shall review, and report to Congress, on the feasibility of an identity management and authentication program, with the appropriate civil liberties and privacy protections, for government and critical infrastructure information systems and networks.

6 comments:

johnsondavidl said...

Hugo Chavez has taught him well!

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

1984

Chris said...

Do you think that they are watching the blogs and the commenters?

Mark Adams said...

-David, did you hear that Chuvit now wants Nukes and it rapidly happening?

-Christopher, BINGO, had the same thought.

-Chris, I am sure they are, but not so much from human searches, but my highly sophisticated PC that are programed to search for numerous key words throughout the net

JoeC said...

I wish most of you would have been alarmed when the beginning of this suppression on our rights occurred during the Bush years, but most conservatives were okay with it, has it would protect us. Now a lefty follows the Bush security doctrine and its just so horrible for you.

We could have done someting about this, but in typical partisan fashion the conservatives allowed the previous regime to establish a path towards this.

Now, so you don't get it twisted i am against this bill and hope my rep and senators vote against it.

Mark Adams said...

Joe, there is big difference between tapping in to a international call coming in to this country from a foreign source and intercepting email and facebook messages and monitoring private communication between two Americans.
You see foreigners don't have protection of unreasonable search and seizure from outside of our boarder.
The lefties argument grants them that. Which is BS right out of the gate.
Now back to Obama spying on Americans.