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 […]

The Internet World Storms Washington

This Congress’s high-profile debate on legislation aimed at combating online piracy unleashed a flood of lobbying spending and maneuvering that brought to light the powerful forces of the Internet world. Google, Yahoo, Wired.com and many other Internet-related businesses achieved what some considered a hard earned — and high priced — coup against the powerful entertainment […]

Are Lobbyists and The Public Interested In The Same Bills?

Each week THOMAS, Library of Congress’s website that publishes federal legislation, releases a top ten list of the most searched bills of the week.   What is interesting about this list is the majority of the top ten include some of the most lobbied bills of all time.  In contrast and somewhat surprisingly some of the […]