Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act - Definition from theHotspot Shield Glossary

This is a federal law passed by the United States of America government with the express aim of improving cyber-security in the US and increase the amount of available information on potential threats and means of defeating these threats.

The act was passed in the senate in July 2014, and was signed into law by president Obama in December 2015. The main aims of the bill are to make the sharing of information between companies and the government easier, and provisions for preventing the sharing of personal information without due cause. The Act had input and support from various corporations including NC&TA, Twitter, Apple and Adobe, however there were other businesses that opposed the act including Google, Amazon, Netflix and Yahoo!

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