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|CISPA Act Passed By House of Representatives|
| 10:44 am on Apr 27, 2012 (gmt 0)|
CISPA Act Passed By House of Representatives [bbc.co.uk]
|The US House of Representatives has passed a cyber-security bill amid a veto threat from President Barack Obama. |
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Cispa), would allow the government to access web users' private data on suspicion of a cyber threat.
It would also allow easier information-sharing between security agencies and private web firms.
Advocacy groups claim that it is aimed at file-sharers rather than hackers.
They also raised concerns about the transparency of the act.
U.S. Obama Administration Strengthens Opposition To CISPA Bill [webmasterworld.com]
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