Friday April 19, 2013

House Passes Controversial CISPA Cybersecurity Bill

On Thursday afternoon, the CISPA cybersecurity Bill was passed by a wide margin in the House of Representatives, this time around with added support from House Democrats. The vote was 288 for, 127 against. The bill will now go to the Senate for discussion and vote.

But critics such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation describe the legislation as an attack on user privacy. They worry that companies will use the broad immunity offered by CISPA to ignore other laws that protect consumer privacy.