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Revamped CISPA To Go to Committee Vote

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

April 8, 2013

The House Intelligence Committee this week will discuss the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would provide companies “lawsuit immunity in the case of data exchange,” ZDNet reports. Changes to the proposal haven’t been announced yet, but some say it will require stronger data anonymization and use restrictions in hopes of allaying the Obama administration’s privacy concerns—which lead to threats of a veto last year. “We need to get a little more specific in terms of what type of information we’re sharing and under what circumstances,” said George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute Director Frank Cilluffo. CISPA is slated for a committee vote April 10 in a closed session.Editor’s Note: Registration is now open for the IAPP web conference “Reporting on Cybersecurity Risk for Public Companies.”
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