“CISPA lacks such protections for individual rights. CISPA’s ‘information sharing’ regime allows the transfer of vast amounts of data, including sensitive information like internet use history or the content of emails, to any agency in the government including military and intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency or the Department of Defense Cyber Command.”
What you can do about it:
Yes, you can tweet congress and anyone in your local/state office — however, they sometimes seem immune to our voices. So how else can you spread this?
- Use Facebook! This is a way to get PUBLIC attention to this issue. Post on your elected officials’ pages and demand a response/action to be taken.
- Don’t just post on political figures’ pages—use the MEDIA. That’s the key, right? Go to your local radio and news stations’ sites online/Facebook pages to spread awareness about CISPA and your privacy rights. Getting enough attention on a radio station or on a local news station is enough to attract enough awareness for national news. Call the radio! Get a group of friends to do so and you’ll eventually get through.
- Post on your own Facebook/Twitter about CISPA and include hash tags to build awareness. Share graphics/links to family members and friends and ask them to pass it on. People are more likely to click links when they know someone or if they are referred to the content. Express the urgency about privacy rights, as this will make others think about how this issue might affect them as well.