April 4, 2012 5 Comments
What is CISPA?
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a new bill being introduced in Congress that is aiming to avert the ongoing cyber attacks that have occurred recently. If passed through Congress, the bill would allow the government access to personal correspondence of any person of their choosing.
It is feared that CISPA is far worse than SOPA and PIPA in its possible effects on the internet. The title of this controversial act is H.R. 3523. The wording of the paper is very vague and broad. It is thought that the act could allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws, and would allow the monitoring and censorship of any user of the internet. It would also allow the government to stop online communications which they deem disruptive to them, or other private parties. Read more of this post