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Attempt to Repeal Cyber Bill

Published: Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) along with a bipartisan group of cosponsors introduced legislation H.R.4350 to repeal the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The Cybersecurity Act expanded the power of network operators by granting companies immunity if they conduct internet surveillance of their users and employees for the goal of cybersecurity. Rep. Amash called the Act an “anti-privacy law.” According to Rep. Amash, the Cybersecurity Act should also be repealed because it was written by “just a few members of Congress,” and was hidden inside the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (which prevented many from realizing the bill had passed). H.R.4350 was introduced in the House on January 8, 2016, but is still in committee. See: https://amash.house.gov/press-release/amash-introduces-measure-repeal-anti-privacy-cyber-bill.