Tag Archives: CISPA

A week of action opposing CISPA

The ALA belongs to a coalition of Internet advocacy organizations and individuals that are launching a week of action to combat the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Viewing CISPA as one of the greatest threats to Internet users since SOPA, the coalition intends to leverage popular outrage to oppose the dangerously broad cybersecurity bill. The objectionable provisions of ... Read More »

Like a bad penny, CISPA has returned…

Last week, Rep. Mike J. Rogers (R-MI) and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, H.R. 624 (CISPA) in the House. This is essentially the same bill (H.R. 3523) that the House passed in April of last year and that the President Obama threatened to veto . The President has again made ... Read More »

ALA Supports Amash Amendment to CISPA Bill

During ‘Cybersecurity Week’ in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, the American Library Association announced its support for the “Amash/Labrador/Nadler/Paul/Polis Amendment” to H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). The ALA asked Congress to amend H.R. 3523 and move it toward a proper balance between our nation’s privacy laws and the need to fight ... Read More »

Cybersecurity bill votes start in three days – Keep the pressure on

Library and privacy supporters: Keep pressuring House members to vote NO on H.R. 3523 and other bills that will restructure our nation’s privacy policies and laws. ALA remains staunchly opposed to this bill.  Petition your elected representatives with the ALA Legislative Action Center. The major problems remain: CISPA would permit private “entities” (ISPS, utilities, etc.) to share huge amounts of ... Read More »

Ask Your Representative to Vote NO on CISPA

Please call and ask your U.S. Representative to OPPOSE H.R. 3523, The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 or CISPA, one of several bills to be considered in the U.S. House of Representatives during “Cybersecurity Week” starting April 23, 2012. Look up and call your U.S. Representative here and look up his or her twitter handle here. Ask your ... Read More »