I thought, by the way, that the ACLU's contribution to the CISPA
debate was very important in limiting the kinds of information that would be subject to it, (55) but let me expand on what Steve said about why information sharing is significant.
He was contacted by the students and CISPA
employees Kai Greshake, Eric Petryka and Jens Heyens at the end of January.
141) Most importantly, the NCCIP Act differs from CISPA
in that it does not create exceptions to existing privacy laws.
Many participants in that fight are lined up against CISPA
for the same reason.
Legislators could address gratuitous classification through new acts such as CISPA
or through cyber-specific modifications of existing legislation, particularly the Reducing Over-Classification Act.
At its surface, CISPA
would have allowed private companies to share information with the government--and vice-versa--in the event of a cyber attack.
21 ( ANI ): Hacking collective Anonymous has called for an Internet blackout in protest of a bill, CISPA
, which if signed into law, would make it legal for websites to give personal information to the US government without the user's permission.
proponents claim that the legislation is necessary to protect Americans from foreign "cyber terrorists," but the real effect of this bill will be to further erode Americans' online privacy.
Decian McCullagh, "House Passes CISPA
Internet Surveillance Bill," ZDNet, 27 April 2012, http://www.
Sponsored by House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), CISPA
passed the House by a vote of 248 to 168, with 42 Democrats voting for the bill and 28 Republicans voting against it.
Mozilla's vocal stance against CISPA
is a break from the majority of tech firms, which have largely supported the bill.
is the successor to SOPA, the "anti-piracy" bill that was recently defeated after an outcry from citizens and Internet companies.