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CISPA’s Immunity for Data Handovers Stirs Controversy

April 9, 2013

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is lobbying against the bill, noted that the bill grants civil and criminal immunity for a company “acting in good faith” for “decisions made based on cyber threat information identified, obtained, or shared” with the government.

“The broad legal immunity encourages companies to serve as a conduit for the government to collect users’ sensitive private online information,” said Mark Jaycox, a policy analyst for the group, in an email.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wall Street Journal
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