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house Bill H.R. 1560

In the Name of Cyber Security, Should It Be Easier for Companies to Share Information With the Government?

Argument in favor

Cyber threats are an increasingly dangerous threat to American industry and consumer privacy. This bill not only finds ways to help the private sector share helpful information with the government, but it also protects those companies from lawsuits, plus strong privacy protections for consumers.

R.K.'s Opinion
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04/20/2015
Freedom is not free we must do everything we can to protect our country and it's citizens
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Nathank1989's Opinion
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04/20/2015
As long as the protections against spying/personal data collection and whistleblower protections remain in the bill, I'd vote for it. I value my virtual privacy, but a value it more against foreign attacks than the NSA. At least the NSA won't steal your identity
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Felipe's Opinion
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04/20/2015
Because we live in very unsure times, if the limited loss of privacy has to be sacrificed to help the MAJORITY of us in the USA, then so be it, as long as this is communicated and expressed publicly, the companies disclosing this information, it should be allowed.
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This bill gives government intelligence agencies a free pass to increase cyber surveillance of people in the U.S. — and might even undermine cybersecurity rather than enhance it. The U.S. needs NSA reforms before it can start building channels for companies to share information with the government.

James's Opinion
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04/21/2015
Companies should not be spies of the AMERICAN people. If you can't get a warrant for information you should not be able to buy it through corporate cooperation, who ever you want to make it sound.
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SFNativeboy's Opinion
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04/21/2015
Start with NSA reforms BEFORE we consider this bill as a possibility. Then this could be justifiable, counting with warrant strings-attached as well.
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StratonGarrard's Opinion
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04/21/2015
This bill only further advances the degradation of privacy that began in the 90s with the actions of the DEA in wiretapping phones. Americans must rally against government encroachment upon the wall of privacy that so faithfully protects the valley of freedom.
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    Freedom is not free we must do everything we can to protect our country and it's citizens
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    Companies should not be spies of the AMERICAN people. If you can't get a warrant for information you should not be able to buy it through corporate cooperation, who ever you want to make it sound.
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    Start with NSA reforms BEFORE we consider this bill as a possibility. Then this could be justifiable, counting with warrant strings-attached as well.
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    This bill only further advances the degradation of privacy that began in the 90s with the actions of the DEA in wiretapping phones. Americans must rally against government encroachment upon the wall of privacy that so faithfully protects the valley of freedom.
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    That is what court warrants are for, only then should the government have access to any data on an individual held by a private business.
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    As long as the protections against spying/personal data collection and whistleblower protections remain in the bill, I'd vote for it. I value my virtual privacy, but a value it more against foreign attacks than the NSA. At least the NSA won't steal your identity
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    There is no more intrusion that having the government knowin everything
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    Because we live in very unsure times, if the limited loss of privacy has to be sacrificed to help the MAJORITY of us in the USA, then so be it, as long as this is communicated and expressed publicly, the companies disclosing this information, it should be allowed.
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    These decisions should be made by the judiciary, not enticed by inducement.
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    Govt needs a policy and practice founded in ethics and high principles before anyone shares anything with them
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    Open policy open books all should be SOW --- nothing to hide, no reason not too
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    As long as individuals are notified by said companies to opt in for such information to be shared.
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    We need to definitively establish how the NSA exists to protect and serve the American people and what that entails before we start handing them people's info. It would be great if they were there to design and manage aggregate security information to create better security systems for all internet providers and services, but it seems like they're way better at breaking into systems than making anything airtight (which is the only hard part of cyber security and what the world DESPERATELY needs). So lets start by making the NSA a force for the PROTECTION of citizen's information, the police a response to malicious crimes that DO happen, the FBI a simple interstate policing organization and the CIA a protection against any foreign/outsider threats. Lets establish those domains before we just let it be a predatory free-for-all on the American people and the world.
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    The NSA has already proven it is easy enough for them to collect information on innocent law abiding citizens in the "name of national security" so this is a big nay vote.
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    The US government under the current regime has already shown they cannot be trusted using the IRS among other things.
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    The government does not need more surveillance than it already has. I am opposed any type of infringement on our rights as citizens.
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    This bill gives government intelligence agencies a free pass to increase cyber surveillance of people in the U.S. — and might even undermine cybersecurity rather than enhance it. The U.S. needs NSA reforms before it can start building channels for companies to share information with the government.
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    Under the constitution the government has power to protect our rights which come from our humanity not from the government, everyone has a right to due process and no information shall be given about an individual without a warrant signed by a neutral judge. #repealthepatriotact #mindyourownbusiness #privacyisaright
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    In the name of freedom, attempts to curb the protections of the Constitution through legislation or executive order are treason. There is a proper way to deal with the changing landscape of surveillance and privacy in the information age--and it requires not only an amendment, but some thought. -a
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    How long before this voluntary sharing of information becomes mandatory?
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