By Richard Forno on April 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm
According to a US News report, a spokesperson for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation suggests that the Senate will not take up CISPA 2.0 and instead will work towards breaking it up into separate bills. The article also quotes Committee chairman Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) confirming what many of us have been saying: that CISPA 2.0's privacy protections "were insufficient."
This is good news! But clearly we must remain vigilant -- both regarding how this process unfolds over time and against any special-interest interference or legislative trickery that neither fixes CISPA 2.0's many problems nor leads to meaningful cybersecurity legislation. Stay tuned.
(my previous thoughts on CISPA 2.0 can be found here and here.)
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