Last April, it passed the House 248 - 168. Civil libertarian outrage gave senators second thoughts. The bill died in committee. It's now back from the dead.
On February 13, the ACLU responded . It said CISPA "fails to protect privacy."
Reintroducing it lets "companies share sensitive and personal American internet data with the government, including the National Security Agency and other military agencies."
"CISPA does not require companies to make reasonable efforts to protect their customers' privacy and then allows the government to use that data for undefined 'national-security' purposes and without any minimization procedures, which have been in effect in other security statutes for decades."
On February 13, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) headlined "CISPA, the Privacy-Invading Cybersecurity Spying Bill, is Back in Congress."
It's the same "contentious bill civil liberties advocates fought last year." It poorly defines cybersecurity exemptions to privacy law."
It offers "broad immunities to companies (wishing) to share data with government agencies (including the private communications of users) in the name of cybersecurity."
It lets companies share data with federal agencies. They include military intelligence ones like NSA.
EFF categorically opposes CISPA. It's deeply flawed. According to the Project on Freedom, Security & Technology at the Center for Democracy & Technology: