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Journalists Express Concern Over Rules About Vulnerabilities

Journalists Express Concern Over Rules About Vulnerabilities

How much secrecy is a good thing?
The Radio-Television News Directors Association said it joined with other media groups in asking the Department of Homeland Security “to revise rules that put an overly broad shroud of secrecy over information about vulnerabilities in the nation’s infrastructure that is critical to citizens’ security.” It referred to the department’s new Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program.
“We recognize the need for new and effective measures to protect our nation’s infrastructure from terrorist attack, but we are concerned that some of the measures proposed by (DHS) will make the public more vulnerable to harms of equal or greater magnitude….We do not believe that a public kept uninformed is a public kept safe.”
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