What is CISPA And Why Would The President Veto It?
In a FAQ on its site, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org) argues CISPA would allow companies to hand over customers’ personal information, including email to the government. “Under CISPA, companies can hand ‘cyber threat information’ to any government agency,” said EFF. “which then passes that information to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Once it’s in DHS’s hands, the bill says that DHS can then hand the information to other intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, at its discretion.” The organization worries that it could “lead the companies and government to surveil citizens for a host of reasons beyond critical cybersecurity threats.”