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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

HR-624 (2013)

Disposition: 2015-Jan-02
Passed House, Failed in Senate

The bill will not become law.

Full title...
An act to provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes

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Bill Text (Reading difficulty: Hard)

Sponsor & Key Contributors
Mike Rogers

Related Issues...
Domestic Cyber Intelligence



Other names for this bill...

This bill typically is referred to by the acronym for Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - CISPA (pronounced sis-pa).

Major provisions of this bill...

This bill would make companies immune from lawsuits for sharing the personal information of customers and users with the federal government. Although the bill limits the permissible information to anything related to cybersecurity, the definition is broad.

It also allows the government to share that information with companies. Once that information is shared, the bill provides no restrictions on how it can be used by the receiving company.

History of CISPA

This bill is a re-introduction of the CISPA bill that the House of Representatives passed in 2012. It failed to pass the Senate.

More information

To view our coverage of CISPA and other cyber intelligence issues, click here.

You can find more details about this bill at GovTrack.us.

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