Cybersecurity Legislation Privacy Protections are Substantially Similar

Jul. 2, 2012

The four major proposals from the administration, House, and Senate establish common ground on many privacy protections. The bills vary to limited degrees on the mechanism of the sharing, control over the process by the private sector, and agency responsibilities, but the core provisions on privacy and civil liberties are largely agreed upon. These differences are of the type that typically can be worked out through the legislative process, and do not amount to an issue that should pose an insurmountable obstacle to the enactment of cybersecurity legislation.

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