Despite widespread protest, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed through Congress last week. CISA was passed without the amendments proposed by Senators Leahy and Franken (among others) that would have better protected personal privacy.
CISA allows personal information to be shared with multiple government agencies, without reasonable evidence of suspicious behavior. Many (including the ALA) believe the bill would not, as proposed, heighten security.
Ultimate CISA passage will require the Senate and the House to negotiate and pass a single bill before being being signed by the President. No action is expected before late 2015 or early 2016.
For more information: Senate Passes CISA; Negotiations with House Next