Just now. 74 to 21.
I posted about Orwell, Rand, and CISA last week.
The data in question would come from private industry, which mines everything from credit card statements to prescription drug purchase records to target advertising and tweak product lines. Indeed, much of it is detailed financial and health information the government has never had access to in any form. The bill’s proponents said the data would be “anonymized”.
Cisa would create a program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through which corporations could share user data in bulk with several US government agencies. In exchange for participating, the companies would receive complete immunity from Freedom of Information Act requests and regulatory action relating to the data they share. DHS would then share the information throughout the government.
Well. All I can say is thank heaven those freedom-loving small-government Republicans are saving us from the excesses of those Eeeeevil big-government Democrats. Whatever would we do without them?