Dec 222015
 December 22, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Offering a different perspective, Gerald J. Ferguson writes:

Yes: the Cyber Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) was slipped into the must-pass Omnibus Spending Bill last week by House negotiators and became law on Friday. No: despite protestations from some quarters, the sky has not fallen on our personal privacy.

Although critics decry CISA for providing the National Security Agency (NSA) with a direct pipeline to all of our personal data, the actual language of the statute does not support this criticism. Rather, when you examine what the statute actually says, you see a measured effort to promote national cybersecurity by encouraging better sharing of cyber threat information among our government and private industry, while addressing privacy concerns.

Read more on BakerHostetler Data Privacy Monitor.

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