Senate Doesn’t Really Feel Like Being Bothered With This Whole CISPA Thing; Won’t Consider It

Here’s one place that Senate inaction is a gift to us all.


Last year, after making it through the gauntlet of SOPA and PIPA, we wondered if we’d have to worry about yet another bit of Internet regulation, CISPA, aka the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. As it turns out, despite support in the U.S. House of Representatives, we probably don’t have to be concerned about CISPA going anywhere, as the Senate doesn’t appear to be bothered enough to even consider it.

CISPA passed in 2012 in the House but failed to do so in the Senate, and this go around has played out pretty much the same way. The House signed off on the 2013 version of the bill but now sources on various committees have told several media outlets that the Senate doesn’t even feel like taking a peek, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“I think it’s dead for now,” Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel with the…

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