H.R. 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Chris Tan Chris Ye. So what does this bill do?.
H.R. 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)
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H.R. 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act(CISPA)
So what does this bill do?
provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cyber security entities, and for other purposes.
Basically, this is stating that certain cyber threat information would be shared between the intelligence community which consists of 17 IC member agencies which include Air Force Intelligence, Army Intelligence, Department of State, etc.
Where is the bill now?
The bill was introduced and sponsored by Rep Mike J. Rogers and cosponsored by 112 otherson November 30, 2011
Referred to Committee November 30, 2011
Reported by Committee December 1, 2011
Passed House April 26, 2012
It has yet to pass Senate and be signed by the President.
Who does this impact and how?
Anyone who uses any form of internet service
CISPA formally allows companies for violate their terms of service by requesting them to open up their databases and networks.
However, CISPA only allows the request of such actions. The government can’t force them to.
Who supports the bill?
The Financial Sector
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Who opposes the bill?
The White House
Reps. Joe Barton(R-Texas) and Edward Markey(D-Mass.)
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
American Conservative Union
What political party supports what?
In House, the majority of the Democrats voted No. 140 voted no and 42 voted yes. 8 did not vote.
In House, the majority of the Republicans votes yes. 206 voted yes and 28 voted no. 7 did not vote.
What issues are involved with the CISPA?
It is being argued that CISPA would be an invasion of privacy and is an intrusion of their rights and property.
There is almost an unlimited definition of what user information can be shared with the government
The request to companies to share Internet users’ information may be asking them to violate their terms of service.