Privacy Groups Take to Blogosphere to #STOPCISA
Civil society organizations are today “blogging back” against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754), a cybersurveillance proposal.
Episode III: Revenge of the CISPA
Today, Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) re-introduced the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA”), a bill that has passed the House of Representatives twice previously, both in 2011 and 2013, and subsequently also twice faced a veto threat from the Administration. We once again urge Congress to reject CISPA. Instead, Congress should pass the Secure Data Act. Unlike CIPSA, it would actually protect user privacy and increase data security.
School house lock: How the U.S. government proposes to “protect” your data
CISA and CISPA propose information sharing to thwart cybersecurity threats, but instead increases surveillance and harm whistleblowers.
CISPA passes House despite Obama veto threat
The House of Representatives passed the privacy-invading Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a vote of 288 – 127. The bill must still pass the Senate, and overcome a veto threat from Obama, before it becomes law.
White House — and 14 year olds — reject CISPA
The White House issued a veto threat to congress, saying if CISPA doesn’t include privacy safeguards and civilian oversight, President Obama won’t sign the bill.
Access Joins Obama Administration CISPA Veto Letter
Access has joined nearly forty other privacy advocates, civil society organizations, and companies like Reddit and Mozilla in signing a letter urging the Obama administration to renew its veto threat against the resurrected cybersecurity bill CISPA.
Week of Action Opposing CISPA
This week, Access joins a coalition of Internet advocacy organizations in a week of action to express our opposition to the U.S. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
Cybersecurity bill CISPA is back: same privacy concerns, more political support
CISPA, the ill-conceived piece of US legislation on information sharing and cybersecurity, is back. Yesterday, the Intelligence Committee of the US House of Representatives held a hearing on cybersecurity, under the banner of “Advanced Threats Facing Our Nation.” The committee, chaired by Republican congressman Mike Rogers, heard testimony from representatives of the financial, energy, corporate, and security industries. No representative of the civil liberties or privacy community was invited to testify.