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Lawmakers Propose Revisions to CISPA to Ease Privacy Concerns

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | about a year ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Backers of the controversial Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Protection Act (CISPA), said they would propose amendments to the bill, under which Internet companies can give the government information about what they see as potential security threats and they are protected from liability for providing the information.

The measure has provoked a storm of protests, with civil libertarians claiming such laws could allow too much government snooping and conservatives say they would create new bureaucracy.

The lawmakers claim to be listening to those concerns, but explained that the issue has become more pressing recently with revelations about new cyber threats.
Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology said the changes failed to address one key concern — that information could be accessed by the NSA. The lawmakers said they would insert a more narrow definition of national security in the bill.

Lawmakers are expected to meet Wednesday to vote on the issue, which passed the House last year but died in the Senate."

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