“Are you asking me, does the bill leave open the possibility of the government egregiously violating citizens’ civil rights? Sure, if the feds do not follow the parameters of when and what kind of information they are entitled to share”, said Aaron Kelly, of Kelly Warner in Temple, Arizona.
Kelly, however, remarks “most people would probably be shocked to find out how much of their information is currently being used and collected by advertisers already”, and points out that, even if the Bill is eventually signed into law, it does include a provision that gives citizens the right to sue the US Government: “It is probably going to come down to the first lawsuit. If a citizen believes their civil rights have been violated, and they decide to file a lawsuit against the feds, and win… well, that would set precedence.”
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Aaron Kelly is convinced the discussion is far from over: “Now the law has been passed by Congress, the average Jane and John are just learning about it, so I expect to see a lot more coverage of the issue, and we’ll start to see a citizen backlash. I have yet to talk to an individual internet user who is for CISPA.”