EFF wants to stop ‘cyber’ bills
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants to stop cybersecurity bills from getting passed. The organization has set up the Stop the “Cyber” Bills campaign to get more individuals on board. Currently, the organization is turning its efforts to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which it said would allow companies to spy on users and share their information with the NSA.
“The bills ignore reality: Experts can already share technical information to stop threats without sharing unrelated personal information. And some experts even say the bills may not help computer security,” the organization wrote on its website.
The EFF is asking individuals to ask representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, to fight for users privacy protections. According to the organization, congressional leadership and members of the Intelligence Committee are trying to pressure McCaul into removing privacy protections from the CISA’s final text.