House of Representatives Passes Privacy-Busting CISPA

The House of Representatives just passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a dangerously overbroad bill that would allow companies to share our private and sensitive information with the government without a warrant and without proper oversight. CISPA gives companies the authority to share that information with the National Security Agency or other elements of the Department of Defense, who could keep it forever. The Obama administration issued a veto threat on CISPA earlier this week.

In a statement that we issued just after the House vote, ACLU legislative counsel Michelle Richardson stated, “CISPA goes too far for little reason. Cybersecurity does not have to mean abdication of Americans’ online privacy. As we’ve seen repeatedly, once the government gets expansive national security authorities, there’s no going back. We encourage the Senate to let this horrible bill fade into obscurity.”

We’ll have more tomorrow about the vote and common sense steps that that Congress should take into account as the cybersecurity debate continues; stay tuned.

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Is it expected to pass in the senate as well?


i dunno


well that bills would get thrown out it volates our consution an amendment just like the child support volilate our 13th ,14th an 10th amendments.


is there anything that we, with the help of the ACLU, can do to stop this?


our freedoms are gone!

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