CISA: Six months later and none the better for the wear
A hearing on the notorious cybersecurity law validates our concerns about CISA and other laws that do not protect internet users’ privacy in the U.S. or globally.
Access Now, EDRi on data protection: “No Safe Harbour 2.0 without reform on both sides of the Atlantic”
The “Schrems” ruling in Europe invalidated the EU-US “Safe Harbour” agreement that allowed companies like Facebook to transfer data overseas. Here’s how the law needs change before a new agreement can be reached that would resist legal challenge.
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.
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton famously said, “because that’s where the money is.” In the digital era, data equals dollars, and it is stockpiled by the world’s largest organizations. In past years, massive data breaches at companies like Anthem, Home Depot, Target, Sony, Staples, and TJ Maxx have resulted in unauthorized access of the data from millions of people.
Join Access in a Week of Action opposing cyber surveillance #StopCISA
Access and more than a dozen other groups are asking you to join us in a Week of Action to Stop CISA. The Senate will likely vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) as soon as this week, and only you can stop it.
House passes “Protecting Cyber Networks Act” despite privacy and security concerns
Access calls on President Obama to veto legislation.
U.S. Senate rushing through cyber-surveillance bill (UPDATED)
Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will secretly consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would enable companies to sign, seal, and deliver your personal information to the NSA.
So many botnets, so little time: U.S. Senate holds a hearing to combat “thing-bots”
The Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terror held a Hearing on Taking Down Botnets: Public and Private Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Cybercriminal Networks.
Access calls for President Obama to pledge to veto CISA
Access and a coalition of digital rights groups, companies, and security experts submitted a letter to U.S. President Obama urging him to pledge to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), and any other bill that includes similar provisions that would hurt our basic right to privacy.
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.