21 Mar 2013 proclus   » (Master)

CISPA is Back

Friends:

CISPA is back, and we need Obama to stand up for privacy by pledging to veto it.

Click here to tell Obama to veto CISPA:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/veto_cispa/?referring_akid=2062.45919.CW...

Last year, our collective efforts helped put a stop to one of the gravest threats to online privacy and internet freedom we have ever seen -- The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

The bill grants companies unprecedented power to obtain users' personal information (such as from private communications) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency. Earlier this year CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. Last year Obama pledged to veto CIPSA -- we need him to do so again.

The new bill has the very same dangerous problems as last year's version. CISPA 2.0 would grant immunity to private companies who share your data with other companies, private agencies, and the government. And CISPA permits the use of your personal data for reasons completely unrelated to cybersecurity. Now, as before, we cannot sacrifice our hard-won liberties and privacy rights in the pursuit of a misguided and overbroad conception of "security." We need your help.
Click here to tell Obama to veto CISPA:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/veto_cispa/?referring_akid=2062.45919.CW...

Thanks!

Syndicated 2013-03-21 17:17:00 (Updated 2013-03-21 17:17:18) from proclus

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