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Four CISPA Privacy Provisions Axed

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

April 11, 2013

Four privacy amendments proposed for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) did not survive a House Intelligence Committee vote, reviving concerns that the National Security Agency and others could gain extensive access to citizens’ personal information, CNET reports. Among the amendments approved is one requiring privacy officers from the Director of National Intelligence, the Justice Department and other agencies to submit annual reports to Congress about how CISPA is used. The ACLU's Michelle Richardson said, "Eighty percent of our original materials and criticism stands. It's going to take a lot of effort on our part to make sure word gets out to members of the House."
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