Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CISA is coming down to the wire

From Free Press:

The Senate is voting on the privacy-invading bill CISA today — and it's going to pass unless we make a lot of noise today.

We need to kill this bill before it’s too late. Pick up the phone and tell your senators to protect your online privacy.

I've got bad news — CISA is back.

Supporters claim that CISA is a cybersecurity bill, but in reality it's a cyber-surveillance bill. The bill encourages companies to monitor users and share our personal data with the government, under the guise of spotting vaguely-defined "threat indicators." In exchange, companies receive legal immunity from existing anti-surveillance laws, eliminating user privacy safeguards.

CISA will do absolutely nothing to protect us from cybersecurity threats. Security experts say that the bulk data sharing CISA allows actually makes it harder to identify real threats by decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio.

Cybersecurity is important, but this is not security. Instead, this is a dangerous surveillance bill that allows companies and federal agencies to freely share massive amounts of our personal data — without consequences.

Tell Congress: We're not buying the CISA charade.

Thanks for all that you do—

Dana, Sandy, and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team

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