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Published on Apr 12, 2012
April 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trevor Timm, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a new bill that attempts to regulate the internet by allowing companies to share internet user data with each other and the federal government for the purpose of protecting against the "vulnerability of, or threat to, a system or network of a government or private entity." While CISPA currently has the support of over 100 cosponsors in the US House of Representatives and over 20 major corporations, opponents of the bill have voiced concerns over the bill's potential negative effects on privacy laws and individual internet users' civil liberties. CISPA is scheduled to go to full vote in the US House of Representatives for the week of April 23rd.