Privacy is Non-negotiable: Tell Obama to veto CISPA 2.0
CISPA is back and will be up for a vote soon. We need President Obama to stand up for privacy by pledging to veto it.
Last year, our collective efforts helped put a stop to one of the gravest threats to online privacy and internet freedom we have ever seen -- The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
The bill grants companies unprecedented power to obtain users' personal information (such as from private communications) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency.
Earlier this year CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives, and more than 100,000 Demand Progress members have already indicated their opposition.
But one guy who has a lot of power hasn't weighed in yet: Last year Obama pledged to veto CIPSA, and now we're teaming up with Daily Kos to tell Obama to issue a new veto threat.
The new bill has the very same dangerous problems as last year's version. CISPA 2.0 would grant immunity to private companies who share your data with other companies, private agencies, and the government.
And CISPA permits the use of your personal data for reasons completely unrelated to cybersecurity.
Now, as before, we cannot sacrifice our hard-won liberties and privacy rights in the pursuit of a misguided and overbroad conception of "security."
We need your help.
Please add your name at right to tell Obama to veto CISPA 2.0. (We'll copy your lawmakers.)
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