There was initial concern about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act that would allow the government and private industry exchange information to fend off cyberattacks didn’t allow much protection of privacy for regular citizens. In response, several amendments were added to the bill and it passed in a 14 to 1 vote by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Cyberterrorism will be thwarted and private citizens will maintain their privacy. Or will they?
The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy rights group still believe there is inadequate protection for private citizens’ privacy rights. Gabe Rottman, legislative counsel for the ACLU, believes the current bill is too vague on how private companies were to share information with the government and if it would flow into other branches of the government such as the NSA. For a full article about CISA and its detractors, click here:: Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov’t surveillance