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Rep. Ed Markey argues cyber security bill would be ineffective and violate consumer privacy

US Representative Edward J. Markey on Thursday called on fellow House members to reject a bill designed to bolster cyber security, saying it would fail to accomplish its goal and would compromise consumer privacy.

The House plans to vote Friday on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) , which would enable private companies to share electronic information with one another and with the federal government. Supporters argue the exchange of data — which could include customers’ personal information — will help businesses and the government guard against hackers from terrorist organizations and foreign governments.

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