Posts Tagged 'Cybersecurity'

Advocacy Alert! Twitter followers: Help #StopCISA

If you are on Twitter, please consider advocating to protect privacy and stop the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. See the Electronic Frontier Foundation website for background and details on how to help.

Thanks in advance for any advocacy you can provide!

 

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Action Alert! Contact Senators re: Cybersecurity bill

Today, the Senate will be debating the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S 3414). Please call Senators Mikulski (202-224-4654) and Cardin (202-224-4524) and ask them to:

  1. Vote YES on privacy amendments like the Franken-Paul amendment so that companies do not have  the overbroad authority to monitor and even block our private communications, and,
  2. Vote NO on anti-privacy amendments like the McCain and Hutchison amendments that would allow the NSA and military to directly collect and use Americans’ personal internet information

For additional background information, please see the District Dispatch post.

Thank you in advance for any advocacy efforts!

Cybersecurity bill passes in the House

The Cyberintelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA, HR 3523) passed in the House. Co-sponsors Congressmen Bartlett and Ruppersberger, along with Congressman Harris voted for the bill, while Congressmen Sarbanes, Hoyer, Cummings and Van Hollen, and Congresswoman Edwards voted against it. The bill has now moved to the Senate where it was referred to committee. (See the District Dispatch post for more background on the bill.)

You are encouraged to take the time to thank the members of Congress who voted against the bill.

Action Alert! Ask the House to vote NO on Cybersecurity bills

Please take the time to call your representative in the House and ask them to vote NO on Cybersecurity bills. Several Cybersecurity bills, including HR 3523, The Cyberintelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), will be addressed during this week—Cybersecurity Week. There are many concerns with CISPA, such as the fact that it allows private entities to share large amounts of information about our electronic communications with the government without legal review or warrant. The District Dispatch has more information on the concerns. For talking points, see the Capwiz Action Alert.

Please note that Congressmen Ruppersberger and Bartlett are co-sponsors of CISPA.

Thanks in advance for any advocacy efforts!


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