NSA Heads Doesn’t Want ‘Privacy Information’

Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:58am

Defense News reports that “the chief of the National Security Agency offered assurances Tuesday that the agency does not want access to companies’ private data as he spoke in support of pending cybersecurity legislation.”  

“’I don’t want privacy information. It creates challenges for me, it slows me down,’ said Adm. Mike Rogers, who also heads US Cyber Command, speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce, adding later: ‘I’m not interested in anybody writing a blank check for US Cyber Command or the National Security Agency.’”  

“Privacy advocates have criticized two pending pieces of legislation, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) and the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA). The American Civil Liberties Union warns that CISA legislation could be a backdoor for the government to collect Americans’ personal data and target government whistleblowers.”