What is CISPA, and how is the current version of the bill different than in years past?
In President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, he urged Congress to "finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyberattacks." One bill that's been introduced is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would allow technology companies to voluntarily share private subscriber information with law enforcement regarding potential threats to computer networks.
This is actually CISPA's third time being proposed by Congress. The proposed Act dates back to 2011, when it was introduced; the bill passed the House of Representatives in 2012 but not the Senate. CISPA was proposed again in 2013; it again passed the House but then died before it could be voted on in the Senate.