I don’t think a week has gone by where CISA hasn’t made an appearance in The Council’s Cyber Roundup and it doesn’t look like its going away anytime soon. As Congress gets ready to reconvene for a busy fall, they will have 22 amendments to consider when they finally get to the information sharing legislation. So which of this 22 proposed amendments will cause the most trouble? The Washington Post has the answers for you.

  • Privacy: Privacy advocates and CISA supporters have been trading blows since the beginning and things have really heated up over August recess. A number of Senators, Republican and Democrat alike, are offering amendments to limit the personal information the government will have access too.
  • Liability: What liability protections will the proposed law extend to companies who share information with the government? Some Senators want pull protection extended to businesses, which is likely to anger privacy advocates, while others are looking to shift more risk onto the companies themselves.
  • Applicability: There are a few other amendments that could spark heated debates but may not be contentious enough to bring down the entire bill. One such amendment would see extra money sent to OPM following their massive data breach this summer. There is a bipartisan amendment that would propose a 6 year sunset to the bill, which would allow Congress to edit the bill down the road but also cause some problems for the business community planning out past 6 years. Finally, there are a few concerns over Senator Chris Murphy’s (D-Conn.), “amendment to give foreign citizens of U.S. allies the right to challenge personal data collection in American courts would set too broad a legal precedent for claiming civil remedies.”

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