CISPA is officially back for the third time. And Congress wants to pass it badly.
Earlier this year, Representative Dutch Ruppersberger re-introduced CISPA to Congress. You can read the 2015 CISPA bill text here.
This marks the third time Congress is trying to pass the bill to allow corporations to share our personal data with governments loosely. In addition, the 2015 version of CISPA would expand government powers, creating a data sharing program between the Department of Homeland Security, Director of National Intelligence, and Secretary of Defense, with no accountability measures outside of their own agencies. Not only that, but any data shared would be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.
The NSA and members of Congress want to pass CISPA so badly, they scapegoated the SONY hacks over the 'Interview' as the reason this law is back. The truth is that CISPA could not have prevented those hacks, and even Representative Ruppersberger couldn't explain how it could have. Congress and the NSA are using the same hysteria over cyber security time and time again to try to ram CISPA into law.
CISPA won't prevent hacking. It will be used and abused to conduct even deeper surveillance into the lives of Internet users worldwide. You can stop them by taking action again. We've stopped CISPA before, let's do it again. Please sign the petition and share it with your friends.