Daily Dashboard

CISPA Sponsors Support Privacy Amendments

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

April 25, 2012

Sponsors of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) said they support proposed amendments that would limit what information government agencies can use under the legislation, IDG News Service reports. The bill, as it stands, would allow agencies to use information on a panorama of issues, but the proposed amendments would limit information sharing to issues such as cybersecurity; investigations of death, serious injury or child pornography, and issues related to national security, the report states. The Center for Democracy & Technology, one of several groups that have criticized the current bill, said "good progress has been made" with the proposed amendments, and "in deference to the good faith efforts" shown by the bill's sponsors, the group will not oppose the House legislation. Full Story