Washington, DC 20515-4304
Subject: H.R. 3523 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
I understand subject bill comes up for a vote on Friday. I ask you to vote NO on CISPA.
H.R. 3523 (CISPA) is the latest threat to our freedom.
This bill, if passed, allow any company connected with our online activities to examine, collect, and pass along to whatever party they feel is appropriate ANYTHING they deem to be even remotely connected with “cybersecurity.”
Worse, the bill includes language that exempts companies who do so from liability. In other words, if they trash our lives, at least they had a valid reason to do so.
Strangely enough, many Internet companies actually support CISPA! True, the liability exemption makes them breathe easier, but why would they support CISPA when they adamantly opposed previous anti-privacy Internet bills such as the failed SOPA?
Because CISPA gives them the right to troll through anything they want if it will help the “cybersecurity” of their business — and under the provisions of the bill there is NOTHING we can do about it!
As a side note to other readers of this letter, I encourage you to contact your U.S. Representative and tell him or her to vote NO on H.R. 3523. They must hear from you TODAY.
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