The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is intended to combat cybercrimes and hactivism by facilitating the sharing of intelligence information about the conduct of users on the Internet.
“The bill would allow the government, namely the intelligence community, to share classified cyber threat information with the private sector so companies can protect their computer systems and networks from cyberattacks. It would also encourage companies to share anonymous cyber-threat information with one another, and provide liability protection for businesses so they don’t get hit with legal action for sharing data about cyber threats.”
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“Last year CISPA enjoyed support from a range of industry groups and companies, including Facebook, AT&T and Oracle. But civil-liberties groups and privacy advocates rallied hard against CISPA last year, arguing that the measure lacked sufficient privacy protections and would increase the pool of people’s electronic communications flowing to the military and secretive National Security Agency.”