CISA is the Latest Attempt to Steal Americans’ Privacy
If you tell a lie long enough…
That seems to be the perspective of the United States government as they prop up their latest attempt to take away the privacy rights of American citizens in the name of cybersecurity. CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, is being pushed through in order to allow tech companies to share information with “appropriate federal entities” to ensure the safety of the very people they’ll be violating. It’s grotesque and calls to mind the whole concept that continuously floats around, “If you have nothing to hide…”
We all have something to hide. It’s our privacy. Just because many of us value the right to do what we want online without the prying eyes of the government unless we’re doing something illegal is not a misguided attempt to hide anything. It’s a righteous attempt to do what every American and really every human should be able to do – surf without fear.
According to The Guardian:
Much of the attention on Cisa has been directed at companies such as Google, Facebook and Comcast, which have large hoards of internet user behavior. But arguably more important are data brokers. Among the groups lobbying for the passage of Cisa are Experian, which tracks consumer trends using information from loyalty cards and other sources and licenses the information to help target advertising; Oracle, whose Data Cloud product works similarly; and Hitrust, which aggregates healthcare information.
Read more on The Guardian.