Earlier this year, President Barack Obama signed a new executive order that would see the development of a new cyber security framework to protect internet companies, as well as other private sector entities in the United States. The framework would allow those entities to more effectively protect and defend themselves against cyber threats from hackers.

A statement by the Center for Democracy and Technology said that the document orders the building of privacy into the government’s cyber security plans as a part of its design, and not something that is added later on. What is interesting to observe is that since the document’s release at the beginning of this year, the NSA scandal erupted, revealing that customer of Internet Service Providers in Atlanta Georgia and others were being watched by the government.