Monday, April 9, 2012

New US Surveillance Policy Under Consideration

RT has a post about a new policy, called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. RT says CISPA will be worse than SOPA/PIPA in it's ability to censor the web. I'll have to take a look myself, but the blog post includes quotes from the Center for Democracy and Technology, which I consider a reliable source:
Kendall Burman of the Center for Democracy and Technology tells RT that Congress is currently considering a number of cybersecurity bills that could eventually be voted into law, but for the group that largely advocates an open Internet, she warns that provisions within CISPA are reason to worry over what the realities could be if it ends up on the desk of President Barack Obama. So far CISPA has been introduced, referred and reported by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and expects to go before a vote in the first half of Congress within the coming weeks.

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