Friday December 18, 2015

Budget Bill Heads To President's Desk With CISA Intact

The Senate voted overwhelmingly today in favor of that $1.8 trillion spending bill package that also happens to contain the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The legislation is off to the President’s desk for his signature. Thanks to everyone that sent this one in.

By sticking CISA into such a huge omnibus bill, there's basically no way it won't become law. And if anything, the version of CISA that was quietly slipped into this budget plays with privacy even faster and looser than the original. For one, a previously held prohibition against sharing information with the NSA has been removed, meaning America's best surveillance agency can receive pertinent data without it being handled by Homeland Security first.

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