Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 30, 2012

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Want to know what your Government is doing about cyber-security?  Well, this past Thursday the House amended, then passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA.  The Bill was written to help private businesses share cyber-threat information with the Federal Government and each other.  How would this work?  The authors of the bill imagine Google discovering a cybersecurity threat and sharing it with Microsoft.  (Obviously, very few congresspeople know much about Google and Microsoft, but that’s not the point.)  The point is that several privacy groups think there are two really bad aspects of the bill: the national security clause which allows the protections of the bill to be use in any case where national security is deemed to be at risk, and the second clause protects any business that shares cybersecurity information from lawsuits from users who think their privacy has been violated. What’s next? CISPA goes to the Senate.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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