Thursday, April 18, 2013

CISPA just passed the House. Fight moves to Senate, President

For those of you following the continuing fight for online privacy, the privacy invading "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act", commonly known as CISPA or HR 624, has just passed the US House.  The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, greases the wheels for companies to share your personal information with the government. It also explicitly takes away your right to do anything about it should that information be misused.

While the bill, in its current form, is not expected to pass the Senate and President Obama has indicated he'd consider a veto if it did, the fact that such a dangerous piece of legislation has successfully passed the House by such a large majority should worry us all.

Here is a list of how each member of the House voted on the bill.

Since the bill will now go to the Senate, it's imperative that we begin calling our Senators now to express our concerns with it and ask them not to vote for it when it comes to the floor. You can find your Senators name and telephone number by going to www.senate.gov.

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