Daily Kos is pleased to join with a coalition of Internet advocacy organizations and individuals in a week of action
to stop CISPA. Here's why we're coming together in opposition to this bill.
Viewing CISPA as one of the greatest threats to Internet users since SOPA, the coalition intends to leverage popular outrage to oppose the dangerously broad cybersecurity bill.
The objectionable provisions of CISPA include:
- Eviscerating existing privacy laws by giving overly broad legal immunity to companies who share users' private information, including the content of communications, with the government.
- Authorizing companies to disclose users' data directly to the NSA, a military agency that operates secretly and without public accountability.
- Broad definitions that allow users' sensitive personal information to be used for a range of purposes, including for "national security," not just computer and network security.
The coalition believes that legislation intended to enhance our computer and network security must not sacrifice long-standing civil liberties and protections.
Stay tuned throughout the week for opportunities to make your voice heard on CISPA, but in the meantime, email your member of Congress and tell them to scrap CISPA.