- The U.S. Senate has taken up the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) again after shelving it for the summer recess, Reuters reported.
- The long-delayed bill would make it easier for corporations to share information about cyber attacks with each other or the government.
- Several tech companies oppose the bill, arguing that it fails to protect users' privacy.
Sen. Mitch McConnell said the Senate could pass the bill, "hopefully by early next week."
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. Privacy advocates say the bill condones sharing personal information with the government, while businesses generally support the bill.
Fight for the Future says the legislation would "grant blanket immunity for American companies to participate in government mass surveillance programs like PRISM, without meaningfully addressing any of the fundamental cyber security problems we face in the U.S."
The House of Representatives passed its version of CISA in April.