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Civil-liberties groups alarmed by cybersecurity bills

Several advocacy groups have raised major civil-liberties concerns about pending cybersecurity legislation, claiming the language may unfairly expose personal information and punish those who hide it.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , Electronic Frontier Foundation , Center for Democracy and Technology , privacy

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 11:45am EDT

DHS defends social media monitoring program

DHS officials said they're only monitoring Twitter and Facebook to get situational awareness of the homeland security situation. Congress seems unconvinced. Privacy group wants lawmakers to take action to stop DHS.

Tags: Privacy Act , privacy , DHS , Congress , social media , information sharing , Patrick Meehan , Jackie Speier , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Mary Ellen Callahan , Jared Serbu , Web 2.0

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:12am EST
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DoD to issue new civil liberties guidance

Michael Reheuser is the director of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, that oversees the Defense Department's compliance with the Privacy Act, which has been largely unchanged since 1974.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Privacy Act , privacy , 9/11 commission , Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office , Michael Reheuser , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 12:32pm EST
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DoD wants cyber partnership, not to spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military's new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA's capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DHS , Do William Lynn , privacy , Information Technology Exchange Program , Industry , information sharing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST
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White House launches governmentwide review of information sharing

President appoints Mike Resnick to be the new senior director for information sharing policy. Congress questions how the White House position will mesh with the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment.

Tags: mngt , Thomas McNamara , John Brennan , Mike Resnick , OMB , National Security Council , Markle Foundation , Jeffrey Smith , information sharing , identity management , privacy ,

Friday - 07/31/2009, 06:56am EDT
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