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Putting the Privacy Test to Congress

April 5, 2013

CISPA IS BACK feb 2013

CISPA IS BACK (Photo credit: Mataparda)

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a proposed law intended to share information between the US government and industry. For years the information security community has sought to build a more comprehensive picture to establish greater situational awareness of how US networks are being attacked and probed and to guage the amount of routine traffic transiting our networks.  National security advocates have tried to assure everyone that only that information necessary to protect our networks would be shared.

But privacy advocates have protested, as broad ranging calls for data would potentially leak privately guarded information into unnecessary and potentially unauthorized corporate and government databases.

Now congress and their staffers are crying ‘foul’ about their privacy being invaded, as reported here. LegiStorm has released StormFeed, listing professional news releases and private twitter feeds of the congressional staffs and staffers.

My heart aches for your alleged overexposure, Mr. and Ms. congressional staffer.  Perhaps you can apply this feeling to CISPA?

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