Protect Personal Data

Enact policies to protect digital privacy.


Both ad-fueled platforms and ISPs that control access to the internet compile huge amounts of information on all of us. They face few restraints other than the promises they make — and often break — to their users.

All people deserve strong privacy protections. We need laws that will not only make ISPs and internet companies clearly and conspicuously disclose what they do with our data, but that also prohibit exploitative practices targeting protected classes of people and activities.

Starting points:

    1. Support comprehensive privacy legislation giving people meaningful control, protections, transparency and the means to assert their rights over the collection and use of all private data.

    2. Endorse legislation with strong anti-discrimination and civil-rights protections along the lines of the Online Civil Rights And Privacy Act, drafted by Free Press Action and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which would apply longstanding civil-rights protections to digital-data practices.

    3. Appoint officials across the government who will work diligently to protect privacy and civil rights.