Please share the following information and link with everyone you
can. We need to generate a lot of emails on this in the next couple
This Thursday the House of Representatives is
expected to begin debate on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing
and Protection Act (CISPA), leading to a vote next week. This is
yet another bill similar to SOPA which is designed to limit
privacy and individual liberty on the internet. Now is the time
to take action to let them know you don't want the government
accessing and sharing your email and personal data.
CISPA would massively reduce the privacy and security of your
online communications and personal data. It would give government
agencies and many private companies access to your personal
communications and financial information and would allow
government security agencies like the National Security Agency
unprecedented power to access your data including medical records,
private emails and financial information - all without a warrant,
oversight by any court or due process of law.
This access to your records would require no misbehavior on your
part, not even an accusation of terrorism or criminal activity and
it would take place without your knowledge or any opportunity to
protect your information or your privacy interests. That
information could then be passed on to private companies or other
agencies or used against you with no real rules or restrictions on
who could access it or what hands it would end up in.
The Republican Liberty Caucus joined with other concerned groups
like the Liberty Coalition and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to
promote "Stop Cyber Spying Week" last week, but now the real push is
on to break down support for CISPA and send it to the legislative
shredder as we did with SOPA a few months ago.
We urge you to email your representative in Congress and urge them
to oppose CISPA and keep government agencies out of our private
online data and communications.
Please use our tool at http://www.rlc.org/2012/04/24/protect-online-privacy-stop-cispa/
to write your member of Congress and urge them to oppose CISPA.