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Should the Government be able to enforce security updates?

Should the Government be able to enforce security updates?

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This is actually an interesting question. A lot of governments enforce rules and regulations on how you have to run your car, how often you have to check it, in which condition you have to keep your tires etc. The same is true for a lot of other devices we are using.

Now, it seems that the US just passed a bill to give the president the power to order companies to deploy security updates or block a certain type of traffic. I understand where this is coming from: You need some level of authority if your critical infrastructure is under attack. Here, a lot of governments rely on the collaboration of the different players. The US seems to go one step further. Honestly, I am not completely sure whether I like it or not. It has a lot of pros and cons.

What is your view?

Roger

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