Groups Slam Bid To Use Cybersecurity Bill To Expand CFAA

Law360, New York (October 20, 2015, 10:52 PM EDT) -- A coalition of privacy groups and security experts on Tuesday bashed a U.S. senator’s bid to tack proposed revisions to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act onto a controversial cybersecurity information-sharing bill, saying that the maneuver would change the law in “dangerous and unpredictable ways.”

The letter signed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Democracy and Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and 35 others attacked an amendment offered by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act,...
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