Apparently they’re trying it again. -_-;
CISPA is back.Last year, our collective efforts helped put a stop to one of the gravest threats to online privacy and internet freedom we have ever seen — The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.The bill grants companies unprecedented power to obtain users’ personal information (such as from private communications) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant — including sending data to the National Security Agency.This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives.And the new bill has the very same dangerous problems as last year’s version. CISPA 2.0 would grant immunity to private companies who share your data with other companies, private agencies, and the government.And CISPA permits the use of your personal data for reasons completely unrelated to cybersecurity.Now, as before, we cannot sacrifice our hard-won liberties and privacy rights in the pursuit of a misguided and overbroad conception of “security.”
Do they just not learn?
On a more serious note. I’m not really surprised by this development. Apparently, “Congress and big businesses are claiming they need to violate our privacy to protect us from Iranian and Chinese hackers”, but seriously now. That just sounds like a lame excuse to me.
What good does privacy from foreign countries do us when our own so called ‘protectors’ are able to do things that are potentially ten times worse than anything another country could do?
Meh. I don’t really see why they’re trying this thing again. Atleast give it a different name, I mean, COME ON. Simply tacking a “2.0” on the end just seems lazy.