Jul 31, 2012 by RTAmerica
Congress is debating a new cybersecurity bill that has garnered the support of the White House. Does that mean it will ease the fears from Capitol Hill while still respecting concerns of privacy though? Aaron Swartz of Demand Progress joins RT’s Liz Wahl to talk about the latest efforts regarding the newest cybersecurity legislation being considered.
Internet-Wide Day Of Action: Support Privacy Amendments To Cyber-Security Bill
We’re taking part in an Internet-wide day of action: Last week’s vote was delayed, so now the Senate version of CISPA looks like it’ll be voted on later THIS WEEK. Pro-privacy changes have been made to the bill, but they don’t go far enough.
Specifically, Al Franken and Rand Paul are pushing an amendment to make sure companies can’t spy on their users’ private communications: Please add your name at right to support it.
Surveillance proponents are going to try to kill amendments like this one and eat into the pro-privacy changes that have already been made.
Congressional staffers say we can win these fights, but we need to up the volume of constituent contacts — please help us bombard Congress with emails and calls this week.