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CISPA is back in Congress

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: CISPA is back in Congress Reply with quote

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/CISPA-Returns-Completely-Unchanged-123176

CISPA Returns Completely Unchanged
Despite Promises It Was Being Updated to Address Concerns
by Karl Bode 59 minutes ago

Last week I noted how CISPA was likely returning for a second try, despite complaints that the bill would significantly erode consumer privacy and expand Internet activity surveillance under the guise of "cybersecurity." Sponsor Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger insisted he was working on fixing the bill so it addressed the concerns of privacy advocates, yet it now appears CISPA will return in the exact same form as seen previously. Since the previous version passed the House, the hope is to just try again with the same bill:

You can, of course, understand why the sponsors would bring back the identical bill. After all, it passed (fairly easily), even with tremendous protests. Many tech companies like the bill, because it puts no specific requirements on them, and also (more importantly) frees them from liability for sharing info on their users. But that's the really problematic part. It's disappointing that tech companies have not realized that standing up for their users' privacy rights is a smart business decision on its own. Tragically, they're taking the short term view on this one.
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