New Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act being drafted in secret

Over the past year, the openness community has joined privacy and civil liberties groups in fighting the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), legislation that undermines transparency and enhances surveillance while doing little to improve the government’s ability to combat cyber threats.

Transparency advocates fought the bill, and with the help of Senators Patrick Leahy, John Cornyn, and Charles Grassley, successfully opposed harmful provisions that would have created a new and unnecessary exemption to the Freedom of Information Act. Continue…