The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) H.R. 624 moves to the Senate this week for a vote. Contact your Senators and ask them to vote no on this invasion of our online privacy.
A lot of websites have gone dark today in protest of this bill.
CISPA allows U.S. Federal Government to perform search and seizure without a warrant, without individuals even being aware they were being analyzed or knowing their data was taken and then, shared with various agencies.
Even more troubling is that CISPA would allow a large range of Federal agencies – including Immigration, the TSA, Homeland Security, FBI and the DoJ, to quietly access our data from sites ranging from Facebook and Google to Apple, Amazon, and more. CISPA would protect the companies – but not the people.
We were able to stop SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), but they’ve regrouped and have returned with blatant disregard our rights. Meanwhile, the Government can’t adequately protect the data it already has on us.
If you feel helpless, angry, and are wondering what you can do… you can contact your elected representatives and tell them NO.
Also on the radar this week is the “Marketplace Fairness Act”, or the “Internet Sales Tax”, that proposes to make internet companies pay sales taxes to all states. While you’re emailing your Senators, ask them to vote no on this bill as well.
Contact Your Senators
Contact your Senators and ask then to vote no on the “Marketplace Fairness Act”.
Until next time,