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US House of Representatives passes Cispa cybersecurity bill

April 22, 2013

The Electronic Frontier Foundation had earlier urged the House to make an amendment which would have enabled companies to make a privacy contract with their customers. Electronic Frontier Foundation senior staff attorney Kurt Opsahl said that CISPA is a poorly drafted bill that will usher in a gaping exception to privacy law.

"While we all agree that our nation needs to address pressing Internet security issues, this bill sacrifices online privacy while failing to take common-sense steps to improve security," Opsahl said.

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