Here’s How Obama’s Cybersecurity Plan Could Affect You

Today the White House dropped a massive Cybersecurity National Action Plan that aims to upgrade online security and privacy for the government, corporations, and regular citizens. The plan includes an executive order to create a Federal Privacy Council, a job description for the new title of Chief Information Security Officer, and requests $19 billion in extra funding. The president’s plan pulls tech companies into the federal policy process, with some of the biggest—including Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, RSA, and Twitter—already voicing support.

Many parts of the plan deal with big government programs such as securing infrastructure from hackers, but there are several aspects you could encounter in everyday life.

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