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Lawmaker Proposes CISPA Amendment

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 24, 2012

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) plans to introduce an amendment to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) to dampen privacy concerns brought on by the bill, the NationalJournal reports. The amendment would require a policies and procedures framework to protect privacy--including limiting personally identifiable information--and would include language defining what data types will be shared. "It is important to move forward with a cybersecurity bill to address information sharing," Schiff said, "but we must make sure that it includes strong protections for the civil liberties and privacy of Americans." Meanwhile, the Center for Democracy & Technology warns that CISPA "is likely to lead to the expansion of the government's role in the monitoring of private communications."
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