Washington, D.C., April 21, 2012 -- The House of Representatives is expected to vote next week on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (“CISPA”). The Competitive Enterprise Institute and TechFreedom have joined with FreedomWorks, Americans for Limited Government, the Liberty Coalition, and Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, in sending a letter to Congress identifying several significant problems with the bill as drafted and urging recommendations to alleviate those concerns.
CISPA aims to help companies defend against cyber attacks by facilitating the sharing of cyber threat information among government agencies and the private sector. Despite the bill's noble intentions, however, it risks unduly expanding federal power, undermining freedom of contract, and harming U.S. competitiveness in the technology sector. Our coalition letter articulates the following major problems with CISPA and explains how Congress can amend the bill to fix them:
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