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Consumer advocates push reexamination of software liability protections in new cybersecurity study

April 24, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh
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A prominent digital rights group is taking issue with the current “narrowly-focused risk management” approach to cybersecurity and is calling on government to revisit its approach to “liability frameworks,” including indemnification for software developers, to create a more “proactive mindset” for improving internet resilience.

“The current approach to cybersecurity -- compliance-based and narrowly focused risk management -- has failed to protect the online ecosystem,” Public Knowledge said in releasing a “white paper” last week that proposes reframing perspectives for...

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