Target: Digital organizations and businesses that helped sign an anti-Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) letter
Goal: Praise these organizations for urging the White House to reject an invasive and poorly-worded cyber security bill
Recently, a letter was sent to Michael Daniel, the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the White House, encouraging both him and other members of the White House to renew their promise to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The letter was signed by thirty seven different digital groups and businesses including Reddit, Mozilla, OpenMedia, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, among others.
The letter highlights some of the issues that exist within the wording of the CISPA bill which include giving big businesses near universal immunity if they were to be prosecuted for obtaining private information from clients and employees. The letter also addresses the threat CISPA poses to the internet as an entity of its own, saying that CISPA’s emphasis on increased domestic cybersecurity would directly conflict with the country’s longstanding efforts to make the internet a safe and free place to visit.
The letter closes with a request to both Daniel and the rest of the White House staff to continue making it clear to Congress that they oppose CISPA and that Congress should veto it. Help support these companies and their efforts to protect the digital rights of individual citizens by signing this petition letter.
Dear anti-CISPA digital organization and business representatives,
Thank you for sending your recent letter to Michael Daniel and the rest of the White House urging them to renew their promise to help fight the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Considering the fact that CISPA will mainly affect individual internet users, it is comforting to see so many major organizations and businesses standing up for the rights of the individual.
As noble as I’m sure the intentions behind CISPA’s language are, the bill’s authors need to be made well aware that CISPA would do more harm than good for individual users and could potentially give big businesses even more invasive and unconstitutional power over their employees. With so many digital groups backing this letter, I know the White House will be very inclined to consider the letter’s request and will continue to fight CISPA as it’s put before Congress. By signing this petition, I am personally thanking you for sending the letter and urging you to continue fighting for individual internet rights.
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