CISPA Is Dead: Senate To Shelve Controversial Bill

Before It’s News – by Mort Amsel

Privacy advocates can breathe a sigh of relief as the controversial US Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) appears to be all but dead in the water, with all signs pointing to it being shelved by the Senate.

The bill, which was purportedly designed to allow the federal government to share private user information with corporations in situations of a suspected cyber threat, was the source of widespread ire from privacy advocates.  

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), chairman of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, confirmed that CISPA’s passage seemed unlikely due to the bill’s lack of privacy protections, which the Senator deemed “insufficient.”

BYE BYE!!   We win a second time, sweet sweet victory.  I’m thinking this time was just luck though.  I didnt see a whole lot of pressure from people but we were lucky :)   -Mort

5 thoughts on “CISPA Is Dead: Senate To Shelve Controversial Bill

  1. “Privacy advocates can breathe a sigh of relief…”
    Nice try, but no, they can’t.

    Obama issued executive orders giving everyone and their uncle all the spying power they want. Is there some reason this article doesn’t mention that (while they’re on the subject)?

    See? You have nothing to worry about. Beforeitsnews says the system works, and our privacy is intact.

    1. Yep Jolly R. I have sent a few articles that mentioned this about obama giving ISP imunity to spy on all internet info. I just sent another one on that. I think that iit is important info for every one to know about obama giving these phone co. and internet providers complete imunity from persecution alowing them to spy and realease info on us all to the govt.

  2. This cispa/1st bill of rights violation should be no more of a issue that the violations of our 2nd bill of rights. This is all a waste of time and money that the govt. is doing to avoid the real issues. But then again I would love to snoop into the private personal history of those so called law makers. I bet we all could dig up a lot of dirty laundry on every one of them trouble makers.

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