Senator Steve Daines today expressed his disappointment after the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed the United States Senate and reaffirmed his concerns that the legislation failed to sufficiently protect Americans’ privacy and civil liberties:

“In light of recent and massive breaches of the federal government’s cybersecurity, it is obvious the federal government is woefully unable to protect even more Americans’ data. By becoming a storage hub of consumer and individual data under this legislation, the federal government will become extremely vulnerable to new cyber attacks.  I will continue fighting for real solutions that protect Americans from growing cyber threats, while also upholding our Constitutional rights and civil liberties.”

Daines has worked to protect Americans’ civil liberties and Fourth Amendment rights. The senator is an original cosponsor of the USA Freedom Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation that ends the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.