Cyber Security Bill Could Impact Your Business

Cyber Security Bill Could Impact Your Business

April 11th, 2013

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is back. The House Intelligence Committee held a closed meeting yesterday to determine which amendments to attach to the bill, which would allow companies such as Facebook and Tumblr to share user intelligence with the government in the case of a cyber-threat. The committee will "back a handful of amendments" in order for the bill to properly protect the privacy of American people while deterring cyber attacks-- as privacy was a great concern last time the bill was introduced.

 

CISPA has been widely opposed by privacy activists, who stated that CISPA's previous form did not provide enough oversight as to the appropriate usage of the user-intelligence, and could have allowed information to be used by government agencies for purposes other than cyber-security matters. 
 
Due to the privacy concerns that are have remained at the corner of the CISPA opposition, last year President Barack Obama threatened to veto the bill after it passed the House. Fortunately, the bill died in the Senate, though it is expected that the bill will once again pass the House when it is put to a vote as early as next week.
 
Facebook, Reddit, and more than 30,000 websites now oppose CISPA. Educate yourself-- learn what CISPA could mean for your business here
 

 

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