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Civil liberties groups: Cyberthreat sharing bill still attacks privacy

Grant Gross | April 18, 2012
A bill in the U.S. Congress designed to encourage private companies and government agencies to share cyberthreat information with each other still allows the sharing of vast swaths of private communications, even after sponsors offered to make changes, critics said Tuesday.

But the bill remains too broad, representatives of the ACLU, CDT and the Constitution Project said. The bill would allow private companies to share private information with defense and intelligence agencies, including the NSA, with no restrictions on how that information is used once the NSA has it, said Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel with the ACLU.

"It's an American value that the military does not operate on American soil against Americans," she said.


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