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ACLU: CISPA Is Dead (For Now)

Posted By admin On April 26, 2013 @ 5:37 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

JASON KOEBLER
US News [1]
April 26, 2013

CISPA is all but dead, again.

The controversial cybersecurity bill known as the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, which passed the House of Representatives last week, will almost certainly be shelved by the Senate, according to a representative of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

The bill would have allowed the federal government to share classified “cyber threat” information with companies, but it also provided provisions that would have allowed companies to share information about specific users with the government. Privacy advocates also worried that the National Security Administration would have gotten involved.

“We’re not taking [CISPA] up,” the committee representative says. “Staff and senators are divvying up the issues and the key provisions everyone agrees would need to be handled if we’re going to strengthen cybersecurity. They’ll be drafting separate bills.”

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., chairman of the committee, said the passage of CISPA was “important,” but said the bill’s “privacy protections are insufficient.”

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[2] 34 Civil Liberties Organizations Oppose CISPA After Amendments: http://www.prisonplanet.com/34-civil-liberties-organizations-oppose-cispa-after-amendments.html

[3] Worse than SOPA? CISPA to censor Web in name of cybersecurity: http://www.prisonplanet.com/worse-than-sopa-cispa-to-censor-web-in-name-of-cybersecurity.html

[4] Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0: http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-securitys-napolitano-invokes-911-to-push-for-cispa-2-0.html

[5] Tech Giant Warns CISPA Is “Alarming” Threat to Privacy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tech-giant-warns-cispa-is-alarming-threat-to-privacy.html

[6] CISPA Assumes Too Much Trust in Government: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cispa-assumes-too-much-trust-in-government.html

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