Senator Says Cybersecurity Bill An 'Overreaction'

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., blasted the U.S. Senate's proposed cybersecurity bill as an “overreaction” Monday, saying it would allow the government to collect individuals' private information from companies without sufficient oversight.

Wyden said the Senate's Cybersecurity Act shared the privacy dangers posed by the House's Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and would create broad new powers for the government to monitor the private browsing patterns of individuals “with impunity.”

“The House and Senate bills subordinate all existing privacy rules and constitutional principals to the poorly...
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