Is the cyberthreat information-sharing bill steaming through Congress a privacy disaster waiting to happen?

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act gives government agencies and businesses free rein to share information about cyberthreats, presumably the better to go after hackers and prevent data breaches. On its face, given the recent large-scale attacks on JPMorgan Chase, the Office of Personnel Management, the Internal Revenue Service and many others, the idea of better information-sharing to protect customers from data thieves looks good.

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