EFF Warns About 'Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act'

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is raising some red flags about a new House bill aimed broadly at stopping cyber threats that, in practice, would go much further. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 3523) was introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and “allows companies or the government free rein to bypass existing laws in order to monitor communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down access to online services for ‘cybersecurity purposes,’” according to the EFF.