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House to Vote on Cybersecurity Bills with Major Privacy Issues

Next week is "Cyber Week" in the House, and two deeply flawed bills are heading to the floor that would further undermine the privacy of every American's data. These bills are intended to address the very real problem of companies having their databases hacked and their information stolen, but fail to adequately ensure that your personal information is protected when companies send information about these cyber attacks to the government.

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Is new Cybersecurity Legislation about Security or Snooping?

The updated Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) easily passed through the Senate Intelligence Committee last month by a vote of 14-1. This is the fourth consecutive year that Congress will attempt to pass cybersecurity legislation.

04/08/2015
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Barack Obama signs new executive order that could put innocent Americans' property at risk

The steps the administration had taken to rein abuse of civil asset forfeiture were undermined on Wednesday when President Barack Obama signed an executive order that ignores Fifth Amendment protections for due process, authorizing the seizure of property from those who are merely suspected of cyber-crime.

04/03/2015
Obamacare Navigator Manual Shows Path To Identity Theft
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Obamacare Navigator Manual Shows Path To Identity Theft

As part of the complex montrosity known as Obamacare, people signing up for health insurance can have the help of Navigators - people with little training or experience wading through the most complex law ever passed. The manual for the program describes a system that will lead to privacy violations, personal embarrassment, and identity theft.

09/17/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 15 April, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 15 April, 2013

Here's FreedomWorks' Weekly Update from Capitol Hill, for the week of April 15-19, 2013.House/Senate/Schedule: Both chambers of Congress will remain in session for the next two weeks.

04/15/2013
Obama Proceeds with Caution on Cybersecurity
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Obama Proceeds with Caution on Cybersecurity

Largely drowned out by media coverage of the State of the Union address Tuesday night was the simultaneous release of an executive order entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” In a nutshell, the order paves the way for an information sharing program between government and private industry, in order to assess and address threats to cybersecurity.

02/15/2013
Obama to Issue Disastrous"Cybersecurity" Executive Order
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Obama to Issue Disastrous"Cybersecurity" Executive Order

The American people stopped Congress from passing disastrous so-called cybersecurity bills that would infringe on the free speech and privacy of internet users. Nothing short of amazing happened when Congress tried to ram through CISPA, SOPA, and PIPA. The defeat of these bills showed the power of grassroots activism as countless activists rose up and took action by calling their congressmen and spreading the word on social media.

09/28/2012
Key Vote NO on Cybersecurity Act of 2012
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Key Vote NO on Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and urge them to vote NO on S. 3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collin (R-ME), the supposed intention of the bill is to prevent cyber attacks. While reducing the threat of cyber terrorism is a worthy goal, the bill in its current state is deeply flawed and would stifle innovation on the Internet.

08/01/2012