Summary Box: US cybersecurity triggers concerns

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THE WORRIES: The federal government’s plan to expand computer security protections into critical parts of private industry is raising concerns that the move will threaten Americans’ civil liberties.

SPECIFICS: A new report warns that as the Obama administration partners more with the energy, financial, communications and health care industries to monitor and protect networks, sensitive personal information could be improperly or inadvertently disclosed.

POSSIBLE REMEDIES: The report recommends that officials limit the amount and nature of personal information shared between the public and private sectors.