Today, Congressman Stutzman issued the following release after the House passed H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011:
"Each day, Internet hackers and hostile regimes work to steal or destroy sensitive information that our families and businesses rely on. Whether it's the hardworking individuals who fall victim to anonymous hackers or businesses that lose sensitive records to foreign governments, Americans are under new attacks in our digital age. Unable to compete on a fair playing field, countries like China and Russia have turned to exploitation and theft. Today, we took an important step to thwart cyberattacks. This legislation will allow the federal government to share timely information about threats with the private sector, making it easier for businesses to defend themselves. By including key amendments, we passed a final bill with strong protections for privacy and civil liberties."