Following months of debate, the U.S. Senate has delayed voting on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) ahead of its summer recess. As part of the agreement reached on Aug. 5, the act will be back on the Hill in September and will carry a number of new amendments when it resurfaces. The bill was introduced in March.

If passed, CISA would offer incentives to organizations that shared details with the government and others concerning threat patterns or breaches they’ve identified. Incentives include protection from investigation and subsequent lawsuit. But while supporters say the information provided in these exchanges would aid in the identification and protection from certain threats, privacy advocates warn that sharing large volumes of information without explicit instructions to remove personally identifiable information would do more harm than good.

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