In response to Sony hack

Leading Democratic congressman wants to bring back CISPA

Dutch Ruppersberger, a U.S. congressman for Maryland and a top-level Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to revive the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this Friday, The Hill reported. The move comes in response to the hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which the FBI has been blaming on North Korea. Although the bill, a source of contention for privacy advocates when it was first introduced, was passed by the US House of Representatives in 2012, the Senate decided to not vote on it in 2013. “The reason I’m putting bill in now is I want to keep the momentum going on what’s happening out there in the world,” Ruppersberger told the The Hill.