CISPA Lobbying and Protecting Privacy in the age of Facebook, Twitter, Cyber Threats and Malware

SOPA and PIPA are not the only online privacy debates on Capitol Hill. Last November, a billed aimed at protecting against cyber threats, called Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was introduced. Since its introduction, CISPA has come under fire for violating boundaries of internet privacy and neutrality. It is still unclear if President Obama would sign CISPA into law if given the chance. Well known lobbyists and organizations are lining up to make sure their clients and interests are protected as the debate over CISPA continues.

Highlights

  • In 2012, 131 organizations that disclosed lobbying on CISPA spent a total of 133 million on all of their lobbying activity.
  • 532 lobbyists lobbied CISPA, including 8 former members of Congress and 211 former congressional staffers.
  • 3 of Rep. Rogers, the lead CISPA sponsor, staffers have lobbied on CISPA for their clients.

Coalition Builder Image of CISPA 2012 Q1 Lobbying Activity

H.R.3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011

Purpose: To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes
Sponsor(s): Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Co-Sponsor(s): 106 (25D, 81R, 0I)

Former Rep. Mike Rogers’ Staffers Who Are Lobbying CISPA

Kyle Kizzier

  • Registered Lobbyist – Navigators Global LLC (2007-Present)
  • Staff Assistant – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) (2002-2003)
  • Lobbied CISPA on behalf of Computer Sciences Corporation

Christopher C Cox

  • Registered Lobbyist – Navigators Global LLC (2004-Present)
  • Chief of Staff – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) (2001-2002)
  • Lobbied CISPA on behalf of Computer Sciences Corporation

John B Simpson, Jr.

  • Registered Lobbyist – Wiley Rein LLP (2007-Present)
  • Legislative Assistant – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) (2006-2006)
  • Lobbied CISPA on behalf of National Association of Broadcasters

Former Members of Congress that Lobbied CISPA

  • Tillie Fowler (Boeing Company)
  • Dirk Kempthorne (American Council of Life Insurers)
  • Susan Molinari (Google Inc.)
  • Steve Largent (CTIA-The Wireless Association)
  • Steve Bartlett (Financial Services Roundtable)
  • Albert Wynn (Dickstein Shapiro LLP): lobbied CISPA on behalf of McAfee, Inc. and United States Telecom Assn
  • Glenn English (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA))
  • Tim Hutchinson (Dickstein Shapiro LLP): lobbied CISPA on behalf of McAfee, Inc.

37 Organizations that Spent over 1 Million on Lobbying in Q1 2012 Lobbied CISPA

Client Amount
Chamber of Commerce of The U.S.A. $ 20,200,000
AT&T Services, Inc. and Its Affiliates $ 7,050,000
Google Inc. $ 5,030,000
Comcast Corporation $ 4,550,000
Verizon Communications Inc. and Its Subsidiaries $ 4,510,000
National Cable and Telecommunications Association $ 4,280,000
Boeing Company $ 4,100,000
Northrop Grumman Corporation $ 4,070,000
Lockheed Martin Corporation $ 3,960,000
Edison Electric Institute $ 3,440,000
Financial Services Roundtable $ 2,880,000
Business Roundtable $ 2,800,000
CTIA-The Wireless Association $ 2,660,000
Exelon Business Services, LLC $ 2,448,991
United Services Automobile Association $ 2,446,913
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC $ 2,300,000
Duke Energy Corporation $ 2,170,000
Time Warner Cable Inc. $ 1,940,000
American Petroleum Institute $ 1,770,000
Hewlett-Packard Company $ 1,630,000
International Business MacHines Corporation (IBM) $ 1,540,000
Visa, Inc. $ 1,490,000
American Council of Life Insurers $ 1,469,200
United States Telecom Assn $ 1,450,000
Siemens Corporation $ 1,396,340
American Electric Power Company, Inc. and Affiliated Corporations $ 1,392,319
Mastercard Worldwide $ 1,330,000
Qualcomm, Incorporated $ 1,330,000
Citigroup Management Corp. $ 1,320,000
National Grid USA $ 1,280,000
Chrysler Group, LLC $ 1,267,023
Firstenergy Corp $ 1,240,000
E. I. Du Pont DE Nemours & Co. $ 1,219,421
Energy Future Holdings (Formerly Txu Electric Delivery) $ 1,180,000
Edison International $ 1,115,000
Oracle Corporation $ 1,100,000
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company $ 1,020,000

Sample of Revolving Door Lobbyists that Lobbied CISPA

American Civil Liberties Union

Jennifer Bellamy

  • Legislative Counsel, Judiciary, Intellectual Property, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) (2006 – 2006)
  • Legislative Counsel, Trade, Foreign Affairs, Government, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) (2005 – 2005)
  • Legislative Assistant, Trade, Foreign Affairs, Government, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) (2004 – 2004)

Chrysler Group, LLC

Jordan Moon

  • Deputy Chief of Staff; Legis. Director, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2011 – 2011)
  • Legis. Director, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2009 – 2011)
  • Legislative Director, Immigration, Energy, Labor, Small Business, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Banking, Interior, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2008 – 2008)
  • Legislative Director, Immigration, Education, Energy, Labor, Small Business, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Banking, Interior, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2007 – 2007)
  • Legislative Assistant, Judicial Issues, Crime, Immigration, Defense, Foreign Relations, Veterans, Environment, Agriculture, Science, Social Security, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2006 – 2006)
  • Legislative Correspondent, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2005 – 2005)
  • Staff Assistant, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2004 – 2004)

Facebook

Chris Herndon

  • Legislative Assistant, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) (2005 – 2005)

International Business MacHines Corporation (IBM)

Alex Manning

  • Legis. Director, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) (2009 – 2011)
  • Legislative Director, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) (2007 – 2008)

Monument Policy Group, LLC

Ashley Hoy

  • Admin. Assistant, Energy,Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), (2006 – 2006)
  • Admin. Assistant, Energy, Health Care, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (2002 – 2005)
  • Legislative Director, Health Care, Energy, Welfare, Womens’ Issues, Commerce, Social Security, Budget, Family Issues, Taxes, Rep. Sue Myrick (2001 – 2001)
  • Legislative Assistant Transportation Resources Agriculture Health Care, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC)(1999 – 2000)
  • Legislative Assistant, Transportation, Resources, Science, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) (1998 – 1998)

Oracle Corporation

Jason Michael Mahler

  • Chief of Staff to Rep. Eshoo, Congressional E-911 Caucus (2009 – 2010)
  • Chief of Staff to Rep. Eshoo, Information Technology Round Table (2009 – 2010)
  • Chief of Staff, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) (2004 – 2010)
  • Chief of Staff to Representative Eshoo Congressional E-911 Caucus, (2004 – 2008)
  • Chief of Staff to Representative Eshoo, Information Technology Round Table (2004 – 2008)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Chris Foster

  • Deputy Chief of Staff; Legislative Director, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) (2007 – 2008)
  • Legislative Assistant, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) (2001 – 2002)

Sidley Austin LLP

Ryan Rogers

  • Legislative Assistant, Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA)(2002 – 2002)

The Duberstein Group, Inc.

Brian Griffin

  • Field Representative, Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) (1996 – 2002)

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