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CISPA IS BACK, AND THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION NEEDS YOUR HELP TO KILL IT.
CISPA is deeply flawed. Under a broad cybersecurity umbrella, it permits companies to share user communications directly with the super secret NSA and permits the NSA to use that information for non-cybersecurity reasons. This risks turning the cybersecurity program into a back door intelligence surveillance program run by a military entity with little transparency or public accountability.
The specific reasons you ought to be concerned and join this fight are as follows:
➣ Companies have new rights to monitor user actions and share data—including potentially sensitive user data—with the government without a warrant.
➣ CISPA overrides existing privacy law, and grants broad immunities to participating companies.
➣ CISPA also raises major transparency and accountability issues such as exempting information provided to the government from the Freedom of Information Act.
➣ Users probably won't know if their private data is compromised under CISPA, and will have little recourse.
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and join the Electronic Frontier Foundation here: [link]