CISPA would let companies legally hack, says CDT

Broadly-written provisions within the re-introduced Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would place too much power within companies sharing cyber threat information with the government and within the federal government, privacy advocates from the Center for Democracy & Technology said during a April 3 press call.

Privacy advocates are gearing up for a campaign against the bill (H.R. 624), which the House approved in 2012, but which did not make it past the committee stage in the Senate. The House Intelligence Committee – Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) are its sponsors – is set to markup the re-introduced bill the week of April 7, ahead of a “cyber week” of House floor action set for mid-April.