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Privacy Advocates Pan A Senate Cybersecurity Act

March 4, 2015

A Senate Intelligence committee proposal, meant to encourage companies to share information about cyber vulnerabilities with the federal government, has come under fire from privacy advocates. A letter sent to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week claims the most recent version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act “would significantly undermine privacy and civil liberties.” The groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and New America’s Open Technology Institute, say the bill gives the NSA automatic access to shared personal information, doesn’t do enough to protect data prior to sharing, and gives “dangerous authorization to countermeasures.”

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