Tuesday 22 July 2014

Stop the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee's Cybersecurity Information Act of 2014 (CISA) is a dangerous bill that would grant companies more power to obtain "threat" information (for example, from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant—including sending data to the National Security Agency. It also gives companies broad immunity to spy on—and even launch countermeasures against—potentially innocent users.

The bill tries to follow up on failed cybersecurity legislation in the House called CISPA that the President has threatened to veto.

Last year, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used the EFF action center to speak out against overbroad and ineffective cybersecurity proposals.

Now we need your help again. Can you send a message to your Senators asking them to oppose this bill? I am not from America but I hasten to add they are trying to force the same type of  legislation through in the U.K. Which no doubt will be closely followed by the rest of Europe.

To ask your Senator not to support the bill click here.

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