S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
On Passage of the Bill
Senate Roll Call No. 291
114th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 74-21 (see complete tally)

On Oct. 27, 2015 the Senate voted to pass S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) by a vote of 74 to 21. The ACLU opposed CISA, a bill that expands government surveillance under the auspices of protecting cybersecurity. CISA allows for sensitive personal information—with no connection to a cyber threat—to flow to the National Security Agency and other military and intelligence agencies, which can then use it for purposes well beyond cybersecurity, including surveillance and to investigate members of the press under the Espionage Act. The bill fails to require adequate protections to ensure that companies remove personally identifiable information before sharing. CISA also puts Americans’ data at greater risk online because it will make the government an even more desirable target for hackers, spies and identity thieves.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 291
Votes For : 74
Votes Against : 21
Not Voting : 5