Users have little recourse if their information was unfairly collected, privacy advocates warn. And while the bill was written to boost cybersecurity, information gathered by Internet companies can be used for any law enforcement purpose, they noted
In their letter, the legislators cited a lack of "necessary safeguards" in the bill and expressed concern over its ambiguous language. "Information sharing cannot come at the expense of the constitutional rights of our constituents," it said.
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