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October 12, 2006

CRS looks at critical infrastructure information

Filed under: Infrastructure Protection — by Christian Beckner on October 12, 2006

The Congressional Research Service released a new report in late September that looks at the issue of how the federal government protects critical infrastructure information, and strikes balances between the protection of sensitive and/or business confidential information and a legitimate public right-to-know:

RL33670: Protection of Security-Related Information, September 27, 2006

It’s a useful of survey of this issue, looking at the different ways in which this issue is handled in different sectors and providing useful explanations the legal concepts of Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) and Sensitive Security Information (SSI).

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