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H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 22, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on April 18, 2013, with a roll call of 288 ayes, 127 nays, and 17 not voting.

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  • 2% of users support H.R.624

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill seeks to change how "cyber threat intelligence" information is shared between private entities and the federal government. Several laws protecting the privacy of individuals would be voided in order to encourage private entities to share more user information with the government without a warrant. The government would be able to use the shared information for preventing cyber attacks and other law enforcement activities, and web companies would be given legal liability for sharing user information with the government in "good faith." The full text can be viewed here.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill seeks to change how "cyber threat intelligence" information is shared between private entities and the federal government. Several laws protecting the privacy of individuals would be voided in order to encourage private entities to share more user information with the government without a warrant. The government would be able to use the shared information for preventing cyber attacks and other law enforcement activities, and web companies would be given legal liability for sharing user information with the government in "good faith." The full text can be viewed here.

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    • On February 14, 2013, by JustACitizen5 - This bill will not live to make it to the President. Not even the Senate.

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      As noted by JustACitizen5, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 14, 2013, "This bill will not live to make it to the President. Not even the Senate."
    • On February 18, 2013, by mycroft16 - It already has made it to the Senate. This bill, in this form, passed the House last year. We need to do more. We need to stop it and kill it in the House this time around and make it clear that We the People will not stand for this sort of thing. Would be nice to also send the message that donating lots of money to representatives is a waste of time and money as we still won't let such crap bills through.

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      As noted by mycroft16, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 18, 2013, "It already has made it to the Senate. This bill, in this form, passed the House last year. We need to do more. We need to stop it and kill it in the House this time around and make it clear that We the People will not stand for this sort of thing. Would be nice to also send the message that donating lots of money to representatives is a waste of time and money as we still won't let such crap bills through."
    • On April 19, 2013, by walker7 - Don't forget that April 22 is protest day for the new CISPA. Let me reiterate what I said last year: We will never be ready for Internet censorship. This bill is overly broad, and therefore it is too ridiculous. It is very important that you should oppose this bill and save the Internet!

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    • Congress.org: How Hawaii's Elected Officials Voted - April 16, 2013 - April 16, 2013 by Hawaii Reporter - ...Manchin-Toomey background check amendment is the next pending action. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) - H.R.624 The House will attempt to re-pass legislation originally sent to the Senate last year that would allow private companie

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      As noted by Hawaii Reporter on April 16, 2013, "...Manchin-Toomey background check amendment is the next pending action. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) - H.R.624 The House will attempt to re-pass legislation originally sent to the Senate last year that would allow private companie" (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/congress-org-how-hawaiis-elected-officials-voted-april-16-2013/123)
    • Cyberattacks worry lawmakers - April 04, 2013 by FOX Sports - ...leak or attack isn't far worse." Rogers, who is pushing for the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, H.R.624, says that the federal government is "trying to share cyber threat information with these banks to help them get ahead

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      As noted by FOX Sports on April 04, 2013, "...leak or attack isn't far worse." Rogers, who is pushing for the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, H.R.624, says that the federal government is "trying to share cyber threat information with these banks to help them get ahead " (http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/cyberattacks-banks-signal-urgent-need-security-bill-lawmakers-say-1C9202532?ocid=msnhp&pos=8)
    • Cyberattacks worry lawmakers - April 04, 2013 by FOX Sports - A seven-month long assault on America's banking websites reached a new high recently, further proving that Congress needs to act quickly to pass cyber security legislation, the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee told NBC News Wednesday. Re

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      As noted by FOX Sports on April 04, 2013, "A seven-month long assault on America's banking websites reached a new high recently, further proving that Congress needs to act quickly to pass cyber security legislation, the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee told NBC News Wednesday. Re" (http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/cyberattacks-banks-signal-urgent-need-security-bill-lawmakers-say-1C9202532?ocid=msnhp&pos=10)
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