Dangerous Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Online Privacy:
President Barack Obama:
We urge you to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). This bill has the same grave civil liberties problems as the version introduced last year, which you promised to veto.
CISPA would create a gaping loophole in all existing privacy law. It would let any company, from AT&T to Zynga, obtain “cyber threat” information (including personal and private information from my accounts) and disclose that data to the U.S. government.
CISPA is a bill that sacrifices liberty without improving security. We deserve both. Please defend the civil liberties of Internet users by renewing your commitment to veto CISPA.