Monday, April 16, 2012

Campaign | Access | Protect Our Privacy

Campaign | Access | Protect Our Privacy


Tell Tech Companies: Protect Our Privacy

Sign the petition


Dear AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon, and all the companies supporting CISPA,
We believe that cyber security is important, but it should not come at the expense of our civil liberties. As your users, and because we value our privacy, we urge you to stand up for our rights and drop your support of the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

Even though international support for ACTA has started to waver, governments have not stopped trying to mess with the internet. The latest offender is the US government, now pushing a bill called CISPA.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) allows for the unlimited sharing of user data among private companies and the government, without safeguards for civil liberties. This bill has global implications, so we need to convince technology companies supporting CISPA, like AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft, and Verizon, that protecting us against cyber threats should not come at the expense of user privacy.
Once seen as inevitable, your actions helped turn the tide on ACTA. Now let's do the same to CISPA. Join our urgent open letter to the nearly 30 companies supporting the bill, calling on them to stand up for user rights and drop their support. Sign the petition by clicking the link below, and we'll deliver these letters before the Act even goes to the vote:
https://www.accessnow.org/cispa
Cyber security is vital to internet usage -- it allows us to safely shop online, send emails, and pay our bills. CISPA, though, is so vague that the governments and companies would be able monitor your online communications, censor information, and shut down internet access. There is a better way -- one that narrowly defines the roles of companies in fighting cyber threats, limits what information can be shared, and doesn't open the backdoor for governments to spy on us.
The main pillar propping up CISPA is support from the private sector. As their users, we can convince them to stand up for privacy and help bring down CISPA, just like we did convinced European officials to rethink their support of ACTA. Call on companies to protect user privacy and withdraw their support of CISPA by adding your name to the urgent letter:
https://www.accessnow.org/cispa
With determination,
The Access Team

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