The New CISPA ( CISA ) Just Passed the Senate Intelligence Committee by 14-1 Vote

American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

the time has come — indeed, it is long overdue — for the wisdom, ingenuity and resources of American business to be marshalled against those who would destroy it. Lewis Powell memo, 1971

I’ve been writing about the new CISPA waiting in the wings and it appears it’s on track for early 2015.

It’s called CISA and it just breezed through committee in the senate by a 14-1 vote and at first glance it looks as bad as it’s predecessor CISPA.

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a cybersecurity bill during a secret session on Thursday, marking the next step in a process that critics warn will nefariously expand the government’s already substantial surveillance powers.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which passed by 14-1 vote, would ostensibly protect against large-scale data thefts of private consumer information, exemplified by recent hacks of Target, Sony, and Home…

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