As the CISPA reboot is making headlines, one of the most vital backers of the bill, Facebook isn’t on board anymore. Last year, CISPA introducers managed to boast several tech titans such as- Microsoft, Facebook, AT&T, Verizon and others rooting for the bill. The bill passed the House but got stuck in the Senate and failed to get into action before the last election.
Now, Facebook isn’t so sure about the terms anymore. The firm says that protection of its subscriber’s privacy carries the top priority and Facebook won’t get into any affiliation that threatens their policy.
The CISPA terms call for sharing user information throughout the private sector and also allow, if needed, government’s free access to all of it. Such actions will be authorized in period of cyber attacks from foreign nations like Iran and China.
Although, Facebook isn’t the only firm leaving the CISPA bill, recent drops from the CISPA affiliation list include Microsoft, CTIA and the wireless industry affiliation except Verizon and AT&T.
Yesterday, Mozilla along with other privacy rights activists have penned a letter encouraging the House members for voting against CISPA. The White House, as the last round, is still unwilling to initiate the CISPA law.