AT&T Statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on February 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone:

“Cybersecurity is a critically important issue for American consumers, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. AT&T supports the ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,’ bi-partisan legislation which provides legal certainty for the sharing of information on cyber threats as a part of an effective cyber-defense strategy. We commend Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger for their thoughtful leadership on this issue of vital concern. As the legislation progresses, we look forward to continuing to work with Chairman Rogers, the entire Committee and the Administration on this essential endeavor.”

Comments (2)

The AT&T stance on CISPA is deplorable and craven. All users personal data should be protected from viewing by anyone other than the intended recipients.

Stephen Downs February 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I hope this comes back to bite you. It sure keeps my fangs growing.

18) Documents: AT&T assists US drug thugs with bigger database than NSA’s
Source: New York Times

“For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs. The Hemisphere Project, a partnership between federal and local drug officials and AT&T that has not previously been reported, involves an extremely close association between the government and the telecommunications giant. The government pays AT&T to place its employees in drug-fighting units around the country. Those employees sit alongside Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local detectives and supply them with the phone data from as far back as 1987.” (09/02/13)

Leslie Van Sickel September 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

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