March 13, 2009 1:32PM

A Federal Takeover of Cyber Security?

One hopes not. But the White House’s 60‐​day review of cyber security, ongoing now, could set the stage for it.

In a TechKnowledge piece out today, I argue against federal responsibility for private cyber security. A common law liability regime is the best route to discovering and patching security flaws in all the implements of our information economy and society.

The smarties at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton recently sat down to discuss these issues too.