Planning for the Future of Cyber Attack Attribution: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Technology
and Innovation of the H. Comm. on Science and
Technology, 111th Cong.

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Planning for the Future of Cyber Attack Attribution: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Technology
and Innovation of the H. Comm. on Science and
Technology, 111th Cong.

Description

Rotenberg's statement focuses on potential risks and limitations mandatory Internet IDs may have if implemented in the United States. He discusses human and first amendments rights, as well as online freedoms. Rotenberg uses China's internet laws, court cases and research studies to argue that attribution (i.e. Internet IDs) might not be constitutional or helpful for cybersecurity.

Rotenberg's statement is salient because he shares a realistic view of how useful or beneficial creating mandatory Internet IDs will be for the United States' public. He believes that IDs will not be used for cybersecurity purposes and sees how online freedoms will decrease as a result of implementing such a law.

United States citizens lost certain privacies as a result of the Patriot Act. Rotenberg's speech makes a case for why online individual privacy is important. Since many military and government officials argue that IDs will actually increase cybersecurity, Rotenberg offers a well-researched and spoken statement to the contrary.

Rotenbergs statement is in the Education Directory. He identifies negatives of Internet IDs while Howard Schmidt (the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator) speaks about the positives in an interview with Herb Weisbaum (from MSNBC News). The contrast of both perspectives informs and complicates this controversial possibility.

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EPIC (Eletronic Privacy Information Center)

Date

July 15, 2010

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Place

Washington D.C.

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Citation

Marc Rotenberg, "Planning for the Future of Cyber Attack Attribution: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Technology and Innovation of the H. Comm. on Science and Technology, 111th Cong.," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #80, http://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/80 (accessed February 15, 2019).