Tuesday, April 16, 2013

With CISPA cybersecurity bill on deck, Justin Amash reiterates privacy concerns

With CISPA cybersecurity bill on deck, Justin Amash reiterates privacy concerns

On his Facebook, Amash wrote he would oppose CISPA when it is brought to a vote.

“The bill grants corporations and other entities broad immunity to share your personal and confidential data (e.g., e-mails) with the government,” Amash wrote. “CISPA overrides contracts and even federal and state privacy laws.”

CISPA has been likened to two widely unpopular bills considered by Congress during the 2011-12 session: the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA.