The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives (H.R. 624) and contains the same dangerous provisions that would allow companies to liberally share sensitive personal information with the government for purposes unrelated to cybersecurity and without meaningful oversight. Last year, CISPA passed the House of Representatives but was not taken up in the Senate. The White House threatened to veto CISPA in 2012.
AALL has joined a coalition of groups dedicated to government openness and accountability to encourage Congress to oppose CISPA. Please write your Representative today and urge him/her to oppose CISPA, which would create a gaping new exemption to existing privacy law.
CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information, including private communications of users, and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant. The bill also unnecessarily cuts off all public access to cyber threat information before the public and Congress have had the chance to understand the types of information that are withheld under the bill.
For more information, see our recent letter of concern to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and letter to Michael Daniel, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, urging the White House to renew its promise to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
You can write to your Representative using our Legislative Action Center.