So did you think that the failure of Congress to pass the dreaded SOPA and PIPA bills would be the end of the issue? Nope. Not true.
Remember SOPA, where Congress would bar access to online content protected under the First Amendment? Well now there's CISPA — the Cybersecurity Information and Sharing Protection Act — and this legislation does something scarier.
It's an attempt to give the government and military agencies unprecedented power to snoop through people's personal information. This includes medical records, private emails, financial information — and the government can do it without a warrant, proper oversight or limits.
It's as scary as it sounds. Luckily, we know what it takes to defeat it: you.
Tell your member of Congress that you oppose CISPA and you want your privacy protected.
I was very proud of how quickly and strongly you and the ACLU community rallied around SOPA and were able to defeat that legislation. We need that energy again.
Let's make sure they hear us loud and clear: We oppose giving the government and military agencies unlimited access to our private information and we won’t let it stand.
Protect your privacy. Tell your member of Congress to oppose CISPA today.
Thanks for taking action,
Laura W. Murphy
Director, ACLU Washington Office
Congress expects the general public whose appropriate outcry against the unconstitutional SOPA and PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) bills would grow bored with the issue by bringing up an all too vague and dangerous bill called CISPA.
This too needs to be stopped.
Here's the ACLU's online petition:
Or contact your member of Congress please and tell them to stop with these dangerous attempts at legalizing cyber spying.