More Private Data Made Public? Actions You Can Take Today

Monday, July 17th

(Adapted from Rogan's List)


In the midst of people's concerns about the safety of our personal data being given to the Pence/Kobach Election Integrity Commission (which is, in theory, investigating "alleged election fraud"), the White House has released 112 pages of unredacted emails of public comment, raising further privacy concerns.”

As reported by NPR: "In many cases, the emails, which are largely critical and often mocking of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity led by Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, contain expletives as well as the sender's email address.

"This cavalier attitude toward the public's personal information is especially concerning given the commission's request for sensitive data on every registered voter in the country," Theresa Lee, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union's Voting Rights Project, said....One person whose name and email address was published by the commission wrote: "DO NOT RELEASE ANY OF MY VOTER DATA PERIOD."  (Read more.)

Tell the White House that this is the perfect example of why we do not trust them with our personal information.

Bonus Action - No Online Surveillance Without A Warrant

Lawmakers are getting serious about renewing the U.S. government’s Internet spying powers, so we need to get serious about stopping their bad proposals. Sen. Tom Cotton has introduced legislation (S. 1297) that would not just reauthorize, but make permanent the expiring measure that the government says justifies the warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans’ online communications. (Read more.)

Having a president with little respect for the rule of law makes it even more important that we not allow this to go forward. Let’s contact our members of Congress and tell them to oppose the permanent reauthorization of “Section 702” spying.