House Dems, Privacy Groups Blast Cybersecurity Bill

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT) -- Members of Congress and privacy interest groups spoke out on Monday against a controversial cybersecurity bill recently passed by the House Intelligence Committee, claiming the legislation will not adequately protect Americans' privacy without the addition of significant amendments.

In an open letter to their colleagues, four House members voiced "serious concerns" over the version of H.R. 624, known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, that was advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last week without a series of proposed privacy-enhancing amendments.

Reps. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif.; Rush Holt, D-N.J.; Janice Schakowsky, D-Ill.; and...

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