Final cyber security bill paves way for the surveillance state

December 11, 2015

Via: InfoWorld
Members of Congress have been meeting behind closed doors to hash out the final text of a major cyber-security bill that they hope to rush through a vote — possibly before year end.

Privacy advocates and civil liberties groups, meanwhile, are making a last-ditch effort to derail the bill, which appears to leave out many clauses that would have protected the privacy of personal information and instead serves primarily to strengthen government surveillance capabilities.

House and Senate lawmakers have been holding unofficial meetings to merge three bills: the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), the House Intelligence Committee’s Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA), and the House Homeland Security Committee’s National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (NCPAA).

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