After yesterday's post, I decided to run a follow-up. As a Presidential candidate, Donald Trump talked about his first 100 days in office and was countered, prior to taking office, by the Electronic Frontier Foundation describing what it would do in the first 100 days following the inauguration.
The post is worth reading in its entirety, but here is the EFF's agenda:
- We will continue to defend digital rights in court.
- We will test and leverage the Freedom of Information Act.
- We will hold Silicon Valley accountable.
- We will reach out to targeted communities to enhance their security and legal capabilities.
- We will work on creating new security education materials.
- We will work with the California legislature to resist federal government overreach.
- We will build the ground game in Washington, D.C.
- We will lead a campaign to end mass surveillance under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.
- We will defend a free and open Internet.
- We will cultivate a grassroots movement to defend digital rights in all 50 states.
For those who may not know what's going on in California, California has never been in a stronger position to protect the rights of its citizens and residents. The governor and the legislature have drawn a line in the sand on a number of issues, including digital privacy. Right out of the gate, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León introduced S.B. 54, the California Values Act, which would restrict how data collected by law enforcement is shared with the federal government in order to counter mass deportations, the creation of Muslim registries, and efforts to monitor the public. The bill would also require every state agency to review its confidentiality policies and only collect the bare minimum of information required to carry out its duties.
I applaud the EFF for its work against mass surveillance, for its guidance in teaching people how to protect their privacy and for its determination to uphold the Constitution.
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