LLPH Ally Walter Jones (R-NC 3) Stands Against CISPA!

Representative Walter Beaman Jones, Jr.

LLPH thanks Rep. Walter Jones for Standing for our civil liberties and voting against CISPA!


Apr 18, 2013 Issues: Values
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against H.R. 624, the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).  CISPA would allow private companies to share vast amounts of data with the federal government in order to share information on cyber attacks.  The House passed the bill with a vote of 288-127, and now awaits consideration in the Senate.  If signed into law, CISPA would violate the privacy of all Americans by permitting companies to share large amounts of personal data with the government with little oversight. 
“While it is important for us as a nation to defend ourselves in the digital world, H.R. 624 is not the best means to do so,” said Jones.  “This legislation is just another example of the federal government going too far and it is a clear violation of privacy.”
Under CISPA, private emails and a user’s Internet browser history could be sent to the federal government.  Users would have no way of knowing whether or not their information has been shared, as the information provided under CISPA would not be available through the Freedom of Information Act.  Conservative groups like FreedomWorks, Competitive Enterprise Institute and The Constitution Project all strongly oppose this legislation. 
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