URGENT: Congress Pushing Broad New Internet Snooping Bill

16 Aug
American Civil Liberties Union

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[Internet Users],

Congress is treating you like a criminal.  That’s why their broad new Internet snooping bill is being called a “direct assault on Internet users.” 

It would force Internet service providers to track and store their customers’ information — including your name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.

Will you join us in opposition to this mess of a bill by emailing your lawmakers right away?  Just click here.

 

They’ve shamelessly dubbed it the “Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act,” but our staunchest allies in Congress are calling it what it is: an all-encompassing Internet snooping bill.

According to CNET, the “mandatory logs would be accessible to police investigating any crime and perhaps attorneys litigating civil disputes in divorce, insurance fraud, and other cases as well.”

Will you join the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Library Association, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress, and 25 other civil liberties and privacy groups that have expressed our opposition to this legislation?

Thanks for fighting for Internet freedom.

— The Demand Progress team

P.S. Thanks for signing:  The bill just passed committee, so it’s time to push back hard. Will you please ask your friends to take action too?

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