PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Representative Massie Votes Against CISPA

Apr 18, 2013 Issues: Defense and National Security

U.S. Representative Massie Votes Against CISPA
"CISPA erodes liberties protected by the 4th Amendment."


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Massie voted against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA. This bill would grant the government access to private information for which they would otherwise have to obtain a warrant.
 
"CISPA erodes liberties protected by the 4th Amendment," said Rep. Massie.
 
CISPA’s original intent was to address the growing threats to cyber security around the world. But many are concerned about its implications with regard to information-sharing between the federal government and corporations. The bill would provide immunity for companies who break privacy agreements with customers and employees.
 
Rep. Massie concluded,  "CISPA allows sharing of people's private information without consent and without accountability."