Oct 26, 2015

What’s so bad about CISA (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act)?

I’ve seen a lot of “oppose CISA” posts online for the past few days. I guess I haven’t been paying close attention to the news, because I really don’t have a clue what CISA does that I should oppose (or support for that matter). What is it about CISA that is bad enough for so many people to oppose it?
the question should be what is so good about it i guess you would not mind if your girlfriend had her laptop lid open after a shower and her cam was suddenly remotely activated
"From what I understand, it establishes channels where companies can report computer security breaches to the government, since there's evidence that some of it is state actors. The issue is with data associated with breaches.

As I understand it, the bill would let companies share information with the government that may be private. Companies are supposed to filter out any data that may be private, but it exempts them from liability if they do share private data. There's apparently a clause, "Notwithstanding any other provision of law," combined with companies being permitted to share data that they don't know has private information into it, that has privacy proponents worried. The implication is that if HIPAA (or some other privacy law) were broken "by accident," the company wouldn't be liable for giving the government the data. Wired has a good piece on it.

Source: Redditor vcarl https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/3qho38/eli5_the_cisa_bill/
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