Advocates: CISPA Won’t Pass Without Privacy
CYBERSECURITY—U.S.February 19, 2013
Unless privacy provisions are added, the recently reintroduced Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) will have a difficult time passing through Congress. That’s according to privacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Democracy and Technology, which are concerned about “broad language” in CISPA that would allow companies to send their customers’ personal information and communications data to law enforcement agencies, The Hill reports. Advocates say the bill should require companies to strip the data of personal information before sharing it. Meanwhile, a new report by American computer-security group Mandiant identifies a Chinese military unit’s headquarters as the source of many cyberattacks.