Privacy advocates expressed dismay with this latest version of the legislation, particularly the opaque way in which a small group of lawmakers drafted the final version of the measure and then incorporated it into a colossal spending bill. "Such key legislation should not be sandwiched into the omnibus or a 2,000-plus page federal spending bill," says Mark Jaycox, legislative analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties and privacy advocacy group. "This legislation should have followed the normal process: a formal conference committee bill that is sent back to the House and Senate separately for an up-or-down vote. Instead, it's being rammed through Congress via the funding bill."

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Gov Info Security