Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – H.R.624
With all the hubbub over the Boston bombing, it’s easy to miss the fact that anti-internet privacy bill CISPA is expected to pass the House this week. Accordingly, here’s a quick round-up of what you need to know and do about this dangerous bill:
What does it mean for you? The privacy agreements you signed (and totally read) when making your many, many online accounts will become meaningless. Rep. Justin Amash’s office commented: “When Americans sign up for service with their phone company or their Internet provider they should be entitled to the privacy protections that the companies promise them. Giving companies legal cover to break their contracts with consumers is bad policy and a disservice to the American people.”
Isn’t President Obama against it? Well, he says he is, but we have to take that with a grain of salt. Remember, he once threatened to veto the NDAA and then went right ahead and signed it on a slow news day.
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