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The US government’s sequel to PIPA and SOPA? It’s called CISPA, and it would allow the unlimited sharing of your personal information amongst and between private companies and the government, without a single safeguard for privacy or civil liberties.
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What an amazing 2012 thus far! In just three months, on the heels of the defeat of PIPA and SOPA, the Access global movement for digital freedom has played a critical role in many successes in the fight to keep the internet free and open. From Canada to Europe to Pakistan, our members have had a hand in some inspiring wins. Find out more!
Access is pleased to hear reports that the Pakistani government is reconsidering its attempt to build a national URL filtering system - a system that would have resulted in the censorship of over 20 million Internet users. During the past week, over 18,000 people from the Access global movement for digital freedom have condemned this oppressive plan, and expressed firm support for the basic rights of the Pakistani people.
“Governments seeking this technology and corporations willing to sell it should take note: The world will not stand by as blanket filtering systems censor and silence the voices of millions,” said Brett Solomon, Access Executive Director. “We look forward to an official statement from the Pakistani government, but will not stop fighting for the basic rights of the Pakistani people as long as those rights are in danger.”
Thousands of people from around the world responded to our survey, and the message is clear — 93% believe that access to the internet is a human right.