Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (bill); a baby SOPA?

Here we go again.  There is a new bill, HR 3523, the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011”, ("CISPA") introduced by Michael Rogers (R-MI) and Dutch Ruppelsberger (D-MD) Nov. 30 2011, govtrack reference here. It was introduced some time ago but slipped under the radar screen because of the distraction of SOPA.

Electronic Frontier Foundation has an article March 8 by Rainey Reitman and Lee Tien, link here.  The attorneys argue that, once again, the bill is overbroad, mixing in piracy with cyber security as an existential threat, and goading service providers to pull the plug on suspicious accounts.

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