Cybersecurity bill slammed by privacy advocates

A proposed national blueprint for combating cyberattacks has received ample support from members of Congress and the private sector, but also has received plenty of vitriol from privacy advocates, reports Defense News.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers  (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, encourages the intelligence community and the private sector to share key information designed to better protect computer networks from cyber threats.

The bill, which is supported by 30 companies, is being attacked by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Democracy and Technology, which contend the bill lacks explicit privacy protections and doesn't specifically define what information companies should share with the government.

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