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CISPA is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and it would destroy online privacy in the United States, by allowing private companies to share virtually any information about you with the government, and vice versa.

Ask President Obama to commit to vetoing CISPA, as he committed last year.

The Electronic Frontiers Foundation says CISPA "carves a loophole in all known privacy laws and grants legal immunity for companies to share your private information."

CISPA should stand for the Corporate Intrusive Spying Permission Act.

The Center for Democracy and Technology says, "CISPA has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies and it supersedes all other privacy laws."

This bill purports to protect us against cyber attacks.  However, as EFF explains, it "is written so broadly that it allows companies to hand over large swaths of personal information to the government with no judicial oversight."

The bill has now been reintroduced.  Ask President Obama to reissue his veto threat, and CC your Congress members when you do so, by clicking here.

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P.P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, and many others.

Background:
EFF: CISPA is Back: FAQ on What it is and Why it's Still Dangerous
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, HR 624

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