The following is an excerpt from Alyssa Newcomb | October 21, 2015 | abcnews.go.com |
Apple, Twitter and some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have come out swinging against a controversial cyber security bill that could soon be put to a vote in the U.S. Senate.
Supporters of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Act of 2015, also known as CISA, say it would help companies and the government share information that could thwart cyber attacks, such as the catastrophic hack that hit Sony nearly a year ago, while those against it say it infringes on privacy.
"We don’t support the current CISA proposal. The trust of our customers means everything to us and we don’t believe security should come at the expense of their privacy," an Apple representative told ABC News in an email.
What the Bill Is About
The idea at the center of CISA is to create a cyber security sharing environment between corporations and the government without the fear of lawsuits. If passed, companies would be able to voluntarily share information about users with the government in an effort to stop debilitating cyber attacks from happening.
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