back to article Data swap shop: A yes to bill that lets big biz, US govt share user info

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has approved the controversial cybersecurity bill that will allow for the government and corporate worlds to share data on attacks. The committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and vice chair Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) announced that the group had voted 12-3 to approve the legislation. “Cyber …

  1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    Madame Feinstein (D-Surveillance) confides...

    Every week we hear about the theft of personal information from retailers and trade secrets from innovative businesses

    It's good to hear that businesses that are less than innovative and are not retailers remain off the shortlist of attack targets.

  2. Vimes

    Does this mean that any traffic to/from a large chunk of UK government websites will end up passing through the hands of a US company - 'Fastly' - and often through their servers located in the US?

    We all know what sort of attitude the US government has to data held abroad. 'Safe harbour' only has any meaning until a federal judge decides it's getting in their way.

  3. James 51 Silver badge

    "craft a final bill that secures our network"

    It's not the bill that's going to do the securing and he seems to think there will be 100% security. Oh how we laughed and laughed.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Minister for Freedom of Information

    Seems to be something straight out of Yes Minister.

    The privacy advocate and one time NSA backer, decides who's information remains private?

  5. John G Imrie Silver badge

    Only three years.

    The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA)

    Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

    So it's only taken them three years to remove all the protection.

  6. ForthIsNotDead

    Irony overload...

    "“Every week we hear about the theft of personal information from retailers and trade secrets from innovative businesses, as well as ongoing efforts by foreign nations to hack government networks.".

  7. Stevie Silver badge


    Presumably this involves closer ties with the Chechnyans, who seem to have everyone's info for sale.

  8. Eddy Ito Silver badge
    Big Brother


    “Cyber attacks present the greatest threat to our national and economic security today, and the magnitude of the threat is growing... the government and private sector need to share information about attacks they are facing and how best to defend against them.”

    Danger!! You're not safe anywhere! The terrorists of Eastasia and Eurasia are going to collapse your nations economy if we don't do something now! But do not worry, as a member of the Inner Party it's my duty to see that Big Brother is here to protect all of you here in Oceania.

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