We at HostGator have always vehemently opposed any piece of legislation that contradicts the idea of a free and open Internet. If you haven’t read our prior blog posts about CISPA and it’s earlier incarnation SOPA, then please do so now in order to bring yourself up to speed:
The problem with legislation such as these is not what it appears to do on the front end, rather it’s the back end implications that make it frightening. Cyber security is serious business, and it is a realm that could use some tightening up. However, this tightening up cannot come at the expense of your privacy due to a circumvention of existing privacy laws.
Why are we mentioning CISPA now? Well, it has reared its head once again and is being voted on by the House of Representatives today. It seems this piece of legislation refuses to die. Unfortunately, the longer something like this sticks around, the less attention the media at large will pay attention to it.
Truth be told, we’ve outlined in great detail what is wrong with this piece of legislation in our previous blog posts. We don’t want to be redundant, but we didn’t want to let this day pass without mentioning again this issue that truly affects us all.
Fortunately, President Obama maintains that he would veto this bill were it to pass in the House. Hopefully, it won’t come to the necessity of a veto. Let’s put this legislation to sleep, once and for all, and let it not awaken until it has matured into a form that would actually benefit the people as opposed to slowly eroding your right to online privacy.