April 19, 2012 · 7:00 PM
Will CISPA or Bill HR 3523 will allow virtually unregulated data sharing between the government and companies with NO ACCOUNTABILITY as long as it's for "National Cybersecurity" reasons?
Are we ignorant of massive Cyber Security attacks from hostile countries breaking into our computer systems and stealing our IP? CISPA saves our Cyber infrastructure.
7PM Event Starts
7:30pm Panel Discussion:
Declan McCullagh Moderator CNET Political Correspondent
Jamil Jaffer, House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee staffer
Jim Dempsey: Vice President Policy for Center for Democracy and Technology
Dan Auerbach, EFF staff technologist
Josh Mendelsohn, Engine Advocacy
Dean Garfield, President of Information Technology Industry Council
- The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as CISPA or HR 3523 is a Bill Scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on the week of April 23
- Concerns are about customer privacy protections and information sharing between companies and government
- Here is a discussion of the bill and transcripts of conference calls about the intent of the law.
- The bill overrides existing legislation about privacy and information sharing.
- The terms "Cyber Intelligence Threat" and "Cyber Security" are very broad.
- The definition of what information can be shared is very broad.
- Result: No protections for consumers written into the bill as it stands. Companies can voluntarily share any amount of private consumer information with the government without accountability
- Could this change our national character? In the US people are supposed to control the government but if the government controls all information, could that lead to abuses?
- By not passing this bill, are we being blissfully ignorant of massive attacks by hostile governments on our digital infrastructure?
- Recent press coverage discussing concerns about the legislation
Join us at the Town Hall meeting for further discussion about this controversial bill.