Privacy groups protest CISPA bill; lawmakers, business execs defend

In what is turning out to be a repeat of last year, privacy rights groups launched an assault against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), barely a day after the controversial legislation was reintroduced in Congress on Wednesday.The bill, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., would bolster cybersecurity by enabling better threat information sharing between the private sector and the government. The law would provide a safe harbor against lawsuits and liability issues for private companies that share intelligence data with each other and with federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security. see:Lawmakers, business execs defend privacy in CISPA [IDG]
Privacy and digital rights groups are overstating the privacy concerns in a controversial cyberthreat information bill introduced this week in the U.S. Congress, the bill’s sponsors and leaders of some business groups said.Groups opposed to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), introduced Wednesday, have “unfounded fears” about the privacy implications of the bill, said Representative Mike Rogers, a CISPA sponsor, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

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