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    CNet News: Cybersecurity review is putting emphasis on privacy

    CNet News reports on the federal government’s cybersecurity review.

    As the National Security Council works on its comprehensive review of federal cybersecurity programs for President Obama, it is going to great lengths to consider privacy and civil liberty issues, some Congress members said Thursday.

    The House Cybersecurity Caucus on Thursday met with Melissa Hathaway, the acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security Councils, who is conducting for the administration a 60-day cybersecurity review.

    Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.), co-chair of the House Cybersecurity Caucus, said Hathaway has been meeting with privacy and civil liberties groups to receive their input on how to reform cybersecurity.

    Those issues are “a forethought rather than an afterthought,” he said. “Because these are such powerful tools (to grant federal authorities to regulate cyberspace), we’re going to have to have the buy-in of the public and have their support.”

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