The leak of information about National Security Agency programs designed to eavesdrop on e-mail and phone conversations could be a setback to passing cybersecurity legislation in Congress, at least until lawmakers deal with the concerns of privacy advocates who say the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act makes it too easy for intelligence agencies to get their hands on private data. While industry groups such as the U.S. Telecom Association have come out in support of CISPA, some say the language lifting barriers on information sharing is too vague.

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