(The following was originally published in the Westmoreland Times.)
The Libertarian Party calls for President Barack Obama to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2014, joining a coalition of other organizations that oppose this bill, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Sunlight Foundation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
These groups and many more signed on to a letter sent to the president today to help put a stop to this terrible piece of legislation and move in the direction of increased privacy protections. The Libertarian Party additionally calls for the immediate repeal and nullification of all laws that violate the Fourth Amendment, including the U.S. Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
CISA, which was marked up in a secret, closed session last week, focuses on increasing information sharing between the government and private sector. Having passed out of the Intelligence Committee, the bill is now set to head to the Senate floor with few meaningful privacy protections added.