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Berin Szoka & Ryan Radia
Berin Szoka & Ryan Radia
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      Berin Szoka & Ryan Radia

      Berin Szoka is President of TechFreedom, a digital policy think tank. Ryan Radia is Associate Director of Technology Studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Cyber bill shouldn’t gut private contracts

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Days before August recess, Senate Democrats are scrambling to pass legislation creating a new federal bureaucracy to set supposedly “voluntary” standards for cybersecurity. The bill, spearheaded by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), also gives companies sweeping immunity from being sued for a range of actions aimed at countering cyber threats. While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he’ll allow few amendments to the bill, he will allow a vote on a crucial amendment (SA 2732) backed by Senators Rand Paul (R-Ken.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.).