The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is a bill similar to the Stop Online Piracy Act that’s gaining traction in the U.S. House of Representatives.
H.R. 3532, similarly to SOPA, emphasizes digital piracy and file sharing, while also considering the infringement of intellectual property as a security threat. The House bill has gained more than 100 sponsors thus far.
Under CISPA, Internet service providers and other companies could be forced to share user data with government agencies.
“[CISPA] would let companies spy on users and share private information with the federal government and other companies with near-total immunity from civil and criminal liability. It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity’ exemption to all existing laws,” according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.