Tags: ACLU | cybersecurity | anti-piracy | bill

Opposition to Cyber-Security Bill Explodes

Monday, 16 Apr 2012 04:47 PM

A coalition of privacy groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, ramped up an online campaign Monday against a cyber-security, or anti-piracy, bill wending its way through the Republican-controlled House, The Hill reports.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), authored by Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and co-sponsored by more than 100 members of Congress, would eliminate barriers that discourage companies from sharing information about cyber-attacks.

Members of the coalition against the legislation, however, say the bill is too broad. “We think it allows companies to share way too much sensitive and private information with the government, everything from Internet use history to the content of e-mails,” said Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel of the ACLU.

Growing opposition to anti-piracy measures — SOPA in the House and PIPA in the Senate — threatens passage of the legislation, as it did earlier this year. Online activists, who muster support with the lightning speed of the Internet, have answered the new call of postings by members of the coalition.

In January, Google collected more than 4 million signatures on an anti-SOPA petition in January, The Hill reported.

House Republican leaders had planned to pass the legislation the week of April 23.




© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Author: Jeb Bush Has Conservative Record as Governor

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 15:35 PM

As there is much debate over the conservative credentials of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a University of Northern Flor . . .

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Facing Corruption Charges, Will Be Replaced

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 19:53 PM

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is being given until Feb. 2 to resign his leadership position or he’ll face an  . . .

Sarah Palin Receives Plaudits From Pro-Hillary Clinton Group

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 18:51 PM

Sarah Palin is picking up an unexpected title: top fundraiser for a group promoting a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton c . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved