Lee Explains Vote Against Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement explaining his vote against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.

“This bill was a compromise between the Intelligence community and the Chamber of Commerce,” Lee said.  “Its goal is to maximize the information given to the government and to protect companies from liability for sharing consumer data with the government.”

“The bill allows companies to share information with the government even if they promise their customers in their user agreements that they would not, and the users can’t sue,” Lee continued. “Neither privacy advocates nor civil liberty experts were included in the deliberations.”

“Because this legislation does not strike the right balance between security and privacy, I had to vote against it.”