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Study Shows Two-Thirds Against Data Sharing Plans


July 11, 2012

Amidst government efforts toward more information sharing, a poll has found that 63 percent of respondents believe government and businesses should not share data, citing civil liberty and privacy concerns, reports National Journal. The Congressional Connection Poll, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, surveyed 1,004 adults and showed that most respondents think businesses should be able to set their own cybersecurity standards, with just 36 percent saying the government should be able to require businesses to meet certain security criteria. Meanwhile, Congress has passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and some Senate committees are pushing for the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which would allow the Department of Homeland Security to set security standards for certain networks.
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