The only thing they find to complain about is....
CISPA proposes a new system where the federal government has the authority to share information about Internet-based threats to corporations, and vice versa. However, as the language is currently written, information is defined so broadly so that "any other provision of law" cannot supersede it.
However, this bill has many problematic provisions which demand equal attention... but from the media's presentation it seems that fixing this is all it will take.... forgive my repetition:
Note the perennial verbiage of the corporate/government creep.... (fascism here we come)
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law..." <----- the new corporate law of the land....
"...use cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information to protect the rights and property of such protected entity" <--- our tax-payer dollars to protect private companies
"...share such cyber threat information with any other entity designated by such protected entity, including, if specifically designated, the Federal Government" <---- marketing, anyone?
"...shared in accordance with any restrictions placed on the sharing of such information by the protected entity or self-protected entity authorizing such sharing, including appropriate anonymization or minimization of such information..." <--- the private sector determines the dissemination of the "security" information
This one's a winner....
"...if shared with the Federal Government--
`(i) shall be exempt from disclosure under section 552 of title 5, United States Code;
`(ii) shall be considered proprietary information and shall not be disclosed to an entity outside of the Federal Government except as authorized by the entity sharing such information; and
`(iii) shall not be used by the Federal Government for regulatory purposes...."
IMMUNITY...... immunity in the name of CISPA.... it's like an extra "fifth amendment protection" for corporations... because evidently "they" deserve it....
Here's another corporate "home run!"
"(3) EXEMPTION FROM LIABILITY- No civil or criminal cause of action shall lie or be maintained in Federal or State court against a protected entity, self-protected entity, cybersecurity provider, or an officer, employee, or agent of a protected entity, self-protected entity, or cybersecurity provider, acting in good faith--
`(A) for using cybersecurity systems or sharing information in accordance with this section; or
`(B) for not acting on information obtained or shared in accordance with this section."
They are free and clear of any liability if they do anything... or if they don't do anything.... yeehaw!
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