Privacy groups, security experts and others implore Obama to veto CISA

Nearly three-dozen privacy groups, security experts and other organizations were named as signatories in letter sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, which implores the U.S. leader to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2014.

CISA, which passed the Senate Intelligence Committee last week in a 12 to 3 vote, runs the risk of damaging privacy and civil liberties and also offers no real answer to cyber threats, the letter indicates, going on to offer an idea for a more appropriate bill.

“A comprehensive approach to cyber security, as laid out here, would both defend and extend civil liberties and the right to privacy of users globally,” according to the letter, which adds that legislation aimed at information sharing pits human rights against security.

Among the 35 groups that penned the letter are the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reddit, and Jacob Appelbaum.

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