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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Cybersecurity

Posted on January 13, 2016 in Articles | by

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has come under fire from a wide variety of opponents, including Internet activists and online privacy advocates who feel the agreement could jeopardize cybersecurity. Opponents of the agreement claim the proposed ban on source code audits, if approved as an international regulation, could hamper security efforts on a number of levels.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement language was negotiated in secret by trade representatives from 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, and with the notable exclusion of China. The public didn’t see the text of the agreement until the negotiating nations released it in November. Trying to read the full¬†Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a formidable task, as it weighs in at 30 chapters. Let’s take a look at a few of the key provisions that affect cybersecurity and intellectual property rights.

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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