All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CISPA’

House Approves Pro-Privacy CISPA Amendment

UPDATE: The amendment no longer contains pro-privacy language. The language requiring companies to share information only with the DHS was removed before being added to the bill. More on that here. Original story continues below: It seemed that CISPA couldn’t get any worse, but its sponsors proved that it could during a rules hearing yesterday. All the of the pro-privacy …

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Rep. Mike Rogers Blocks Pro-Privacy Amendments From Being Added To CISPA

The House will vote on CISPA this week. This vote will decide whether or not the House majority thinks companies should be able to share your private online information with the government while enjoying total legal immunity. The second debate of the bill shows that the bill’s proponents don’t care about your privacy at all. The EFF reports that CISPA …

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White House Threatens To Veto CISPA, Recommends Fixes To Bill’s Language

Last week, the White House said that CISPA still had some problems that weren’t addressed by the amendments added during its markup period. Unfortunately, the administration didn’t issue a veto threat at that time, but now it has. In a statement released by the White House today, the Obama administration laid out its beef with CISPA. The first issue it …

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Civil Liberty Groups Still Don’t Like CISPA, Issue Open Letter To Congress

After a closed door markup, CISPA emerged from the House Intelligence Committee with some new amendments. Rep. Mike Rogers, the author of the bill, said the amendments would address concerns from civil liberty groups. Those same groups could not be in more disagreement as they are still saying that CISPA needs to be changed, or just ditched altogether. The Electronic …

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Senate Judiciary Committee To Debate ECPA Reform This Week

ECPA, or the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has long been in need of an update. The Senate tried last year, but ran out of time. Now it’s a priority and it will hopefully get the time it deserves this week. The Hill reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to mark-up Sen. Patrick Leahy’s ECPA amendment on Thursday morning. S.607 …

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Obama Administration Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues

On Wednesday, CISPA came closer to reality as it passed the markup phase in the House Intelligence Committee. Now the bill has to make it through the House, then the Senate, and finally the President’s desk. That last one may have just become a little harder, however, as the administration doesn’t necessarily like what it sees in the cybersecurity bill. …

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CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy?

Well, that didn’t take long. The Hill reports that the House Intelligence Committee met in secret Wednesday to mark up CISPA and approve any last amendments before it made its way to the House floor. CISPA was approved on a vote of 18-2. Now CISPA is heading to the House floor, but the question still remains – will CISPA protect …

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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Calls Up Larry Page To Talk CISPA

Pro-privacy proponents and Internet activists are obviously concerned about CISPA. The bill would allow corporations to share private user data with the government while enjoying complete legal immunity. What’s more concerning, however, is that major Internet companies that deal in private data aren’t saying anything about CISPA. To find out what these companies think, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian attempted to …

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CISPA Is Looking Better, But Privacy Proponents Still Aren’t Satisfied

Rep. Adam Schiff announced on Friday that he would be introducing a pro-privacy amendment to CISPA that would force companies to remove any identifiable information from data it shares with the government. Surprisingly enough, the bill’s authors seem to be taking this amendment, and other pro-privacy amendments, seriously. The Hill reports that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and ranking …

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Rep. Adam Schiff To Propose Pro-Privacy Amendment To CISPA

This year’s CISPA is just like last year’s CISPA. That has some privacy groups concerned as the bill makes it easier for companies to share private information with the government while granting them immunity. To help address these concerns, one lawmaker will be introducing an amendment to CISPA next week. The Hill reports that Rep. Adam Schiff will be introducing …

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Congress Doesn’t Want You Listening In On The CISPA Debate

It was revealed in mid-February that CISPA would be back. The dreaded cybersecurity bill is now ready to make its way through Congress, but our elected representatives apparently think that the public doesn’t have the right to know what’s going to go into it. The Hill reports that the media and public will not be allowed to watch the House …

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Anti-CISPA White House Petition Crosses 100,000 Signature Threshold

After CISPA returned in February, privacy advocates started a “We The People” petition asking the White House to stand against the controversial legislation. It’s been a month since the petition was created, and advocates are one step closer to a response. The “Stop CISPA” petition on the We The People petition site has crosses the recently instated 100,000 threshold required …

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