UPDATE, 8/2/2012: This morning the U.S. Senate took a cloture vote to end debate on S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The vote was recorded as 52-46 meaning there was not the 60 votes necessary to advance the bill. This vote signals that the bill will likely not be taken up this year.
Thank you to all those who contacted your senators on this important issue. The fight to protect privacy is far from over though. Sign up for text alerts from the Washington Office to receive the most up to date information on advocacy alerts and events.
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This week the Senate is considering major cybersecurity legislation, S. 3414 that could let the government collect your sensitive and personal internet records. The bill is in flux and subject to change during floor debate with “good” and “bad” amendments. Your calls can make the difference. It is imperative that you call your senators now.
- Vote YES on privacy amendments like the Franken-Paul amendment so that companies do not have the overbroad authority to monitor and even block our private communications, and,
- Vote NO on anti-privacy amendments like the McCain and Hutchison amendments that would allow the NSA and military to directly collect and use Americans’ personal internet information.
Again, Vote YES on Franken-Paul and NO on antiprivacy amendments. Thank you!