The act would permit Internet companies to share confidential customer information with certain parts of the US government, including the NSA. While CISPA as it currently stands wouldn’t require companies to turn information over to the government, it’s not without precedent for a Web company to voluntarily turn sensitive customer information – potentially including health records, credit information and the like – over when a federal official asks in just the right tone of voice.

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