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Sony Hack Reinvigorates Support for Privacy-Busting CISPA-Style Legislation

• Prison Planet

The Sony hack attack has reinvigorated support for privacy-busting CISPA-style cybersecurity legislation that was previously considered dead, prompting calls to make the issue a top priority in 2015.

With the White House declaring the hack to be a "national security issue" yesterday, numerous prominent lawmakers jumped on the issue to push a "zombie" cybersecurity bill – the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act – which failed to make the Senate floor in July.

White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients said the Sony hack would require ongoing "executive" action by the President in order to protect "federal government assets," with Zients stressing the need "to take this to the next level (with) legislation."

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