Open Congress offers some biting commentary on why – even after a myriad of amendments have been offered to make it more palatable to those worried about privacy – the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 is bad news. The non-profit, non-partisan public resource that tracks how political influence is bought with campaign funds says that it cannot support the bill unless one important amendment is made.
"..we’re supporting an amendment from Sens. Al Franken (D, MN) and Rand Paul (R, KY) that would strike the information sharing section from the bill, and opposing the bill overall if the amendment is not adopted. A vote on the amendment is expected in the next two days."
Besides listing all the reasons why this bill is bad news for the American public, Open Congress is urging citizens to contact their Senators and let them know that they oppose this bill. You can do so by visiting here or by visiting the Entertainment Consumers Associations' action page. The clock is ticking and if this bill passes the next phase will be to reconcile it with CISPA. You can check out the group's dissection of the bill here.
[Full disclosure: GamePolitics is an ECA publication.]