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CISPA Is Being Revived

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Remember the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as "the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced"? Well a senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is reviving it!


The Hill reports that Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) will reintroduce the controversial bill later today. In an interview with the site, he explained that "the reason I'm putting bill in now is I want to keep the momentum going on what's happening out there in the world." He is, of course, referring to the recent Sony hacks.

The bill received huge criticism when first proposed, though it still managed to pass House. It later stalled in the Senate over concerns from privacy advocates, because it's feared that the bill would make it easier for the private information of U.S. citizens to be collected


Clearly, Ruppersberger wants to capitalize on the current buzz surrounding cuber security. Hopefully, he won't succeed. [The Hill]