[LINK] ACLU: proposed PRECISE Act allows exceptions to US privacy laws for internet companies.

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Feb 6 12:22:41 AEDT 2012


> Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity passed a bill that will permit greater information sharing for cybersecurity efforts. Called the PRECISE Act, the bill as reported out of the subcommittee, will create an exception to privacy laws so that companies who hold Internet use information (like your browsing history or IP address) can share it in the name of protecting cybersecurity. This would be facilitated by a new public-private entity created to receive, process and distribute the data back out to companies and government agencies who would theoretically use it to protect their own networks.

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