Why CISPA Sucks

The latest bill to gain attention online is CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

As the title suggests the main goal of the bill is to deal with “cybersecurity,” but with a lack of definition as to what that actually entails, it’s also one of the major weaknesses.

In short CISPA would allow companies to spy on Internet users and collect and share this data with third-party companies or Government agencies.

As long as the company states that these privacy violations are needed to protect against “cybersecurity” threats, they are immune from civil and criminal liabilities.

Below is a good overview of what the bill entails. Credit goes to Lumin

CISPA Infographic by Lumin Consulting


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