On March 2, 2015, ARL joined a coalition of civil society organizations, security experts and academics in sending a letter to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein explaining how the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) would undermine privacy and civil liberties. The letter urges the rejection of CISA in its current form.
The letter notes particular concerns with respect to the following:
- Automatic NSA access to personal information shared with a governmental entity;
- Inadequate protections prior to sharing;
- Dangerous authorization for countermeasures; and
- Overbroad authorization for law enforcement use
The full text of the letter is available here.