- The Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act yesterday.
- CISA aims to improve cybersecurity by encouraging the sharing of threat information among companies and the U.S. government.
- Several tech companies oppose the bill.
Despite privacy concerns, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) yesterday.
CISA, which sets up incentives for businesses to share threat information with each other and with government agencies and would eventually result in tools to protect business and government networks, has been the subject of passionate lobbying by privacy groups over the past several months. Companies such as Apple and Dropbox say it fails to protect users' privacy.
The bill passed by a 74-21 vote, despite concerns about privacy and transparency.
The Senate rejected amendments, including one addressing concerns that companies could give the government personal information about their customers.
The bill must now be reconciled with two similar information-sharing measures that passed the House earlier this year.