The controversial CISPA bill has passed out of committee in the House of Representatives, but it still needs to be discussed and voted on in the House as well as the Senate, but the White House says it will not support the bill in its current form.
“As US cybersecurity bill CISPA heads to the House Floor for a vote, the White House National Security Council has issued a statement suggesting that the President won’t support it in its current form. “We continue to believe that information sharing improvements are essential to effective legislation,” said NSC spokesperson Caitlin Hayden told the Los Angeles Times in a statement. “but they must include privacy and civil liberties protections, reinforce the roles of civilian and intelligence agencies, and include targeted liability protections.”
CISPA, the controversial bill that greatly threatens the privacy of anyone online, is making its way to Congress after passing in a closed-door vote by the House Intelligence Committee by a huge margin. There were no changes to the language to protect personal privacy. How is this happening after the internet so loudly cried foul, and why is it being ignored in the press? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.
Politicians continue to beat the 9/11 drum, while the real purpose of bills such as CISPA is to eliminate any kind of privacy on the internet. Right now, President Obama is objecting the bill because it doesn’t do enough to protect civil liberties, but how long will he hold out?