S.21 - Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011

A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to enhance American competitiveness and create jobs in the information technology industry, and to protect the identities and sensitive information of American citizens and businesses. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to enhance American competitiveness and create jobs in the information technology industry, and to protect the identities and sensitive information of American citizens and businesses. as introduced.
  • Popular: Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011 as introduced.

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  • SherlockHolmes67 02/09/2011 3:56pm

    Not satisfied with seizing control of the Internet through
    the Federal Communications Commission, Senate Majority Leader
    Harry Reid has now re-introduced the Cyber Security Act of
    2011 (S.21), which would grant the Department of Homeland
    Security sweeping and far-reaching powers to regulate,
    ration, and restrict the Internet during times of emergency.

    What constitutes an “emergency”?

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    wgroth2 04/14/2011 2:44pm

    Not sure I follow this. Where did you get this information? Its not in the Bill as posted. I read through it and the word “emergency” does not even appear in the text. But perhaps I am missing something. Is there more to this bill somewhere else?

  • wgroth2 04/14/2011 2:41pm

    The bill itself is pretty innocuous on the face of it. But the devil is in the details. There are several good things that could come of it and a host of bad things. Good things include more infra. investment for public networks, better coordinating with the private sector. Bad things include onerous new regulations related to cyber-security. (We do not need any more paperwork!) Also, citizens privacy is being listed LAST, which tells you something. My fear is that this is used to assault our rights much like the Patriot Act did. At this point I neither support or oppose it until more details are provided.

  • wgroth2 05/04/2011 10:32am

    As I reread the bill text as it is now, it is, on the whole, a serious and responsible bill. More detail is needed before we can make a determination on whether or not to support this bill.
    Section 3.2 is this most toublesome. What is meant by “incentivizing”? Will there be mandates to comply with? meaning, Will the Givt incent us by threatening to fine us or throw us in jail?
    Much more info needed.


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