EFF joins civil society call for rejection of flawed US cybersecurity legislation

EFF has joined 26 civil society organizations and 22 computer security experts in a letter that calls on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to reject the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).

CISA, currently only available in draft form, is yet another iteration of the infamous Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), first introduced in 2011. These pieces of legislation have all been introduced under the auspices of increased computer and network security. But instead of providing increased funding for security research, providing funding for security training for federal government employees, or any of the other ways computer and network security could be made better, they have focused on information sharing, without addressing the privacy and civil liberties implications that entails.

Country: Global

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: fundamental rights, civil liberties, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), open letter, cybersecurity

Posted on Thursday 5 March 2015

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