It’s already clear that the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) isn’t really needed, and may actually make the nation’s cyber-security worse. So why then, has the Senate Intelligence Committee along with Senator Thune and the Republican leadership been pushing so hard to pass this seemingly bad legislation? I think the answer may lay in its true purpose, domestic surveillance.
This article provides a good summary of just how CISA could be used for domestic surveillance, and how the information collected could be used by the government for purposes beyond cyber-security.
This article explains much of the legal basis for CISA’s use in domestic surveillance. It’s a lot to take in, but necessary to understand what could be CISA’s true purpose could be used.
Both Senator Rounds and Senator Thune of SD are currently supporting CISA.