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Tell Congress to Restore Full Net Neutrality Protections

In December 2017, the FCC voted to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order, giving Internet service providers (ISPs) free reign to engage in unfair and discriminatory data practices. That decision did not end the fight for net neutrality, and now we have a chance to enshrine protections in a way the FCC cannot so easily dispense with. Tell your representatives to stand up for real net neutrality!

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Tell Congress to Restore Full Net Neutrality Protections

In December 2017, the FCC voted to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order, giving Internet service providers (ISPs) free reign to engage in unfair and discriminatory data practices. That decision did not end the fight for net neutrality, and now we have a chance to enshrine protections in a way the FCC cannot so easily dispense with. Tell your representatives to stand up for real net neutrality!

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Save Alice: Tell the Patent Office to Apply Supreme Court Law

Supporters of a balanced patent system won a big victory in 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case. Alice makes it clear that abstract ideas can’t be patented just because they’re performed on a computer.

Now, Alice is in trouble. Let's tell the Patent Office to save it.

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No Tech Wall: Reject New Funding for Border Surveillance

Increased mass surveillance, including at the border, threatens everyone’s civil liberties. Yet some Congressional Democrats, looking for alternatives to President Trump’s demand for a border wall, recently offered a border “security” proposal that suggests expanding surveillance at the border. That could lead to new funding for technologies that invade the privacy of immigrants, travelers, and American citizens living near the border.

Let’s tell them: Trading a physical wall for a digital surveillance wall that violates our civil rights is not an option. Send a tweet to Congressional leaders asking them to Stop the Tech Wall.

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California: Let’s Get Police Policies and Training Materials Online

Californians have a fundamental right to understand the operations of the law enforcement agencies that they pay for.

One of the best ways to reach that understanding is to be able to review the policies, protocols, and training materials that officers must follow, whether it’s about the deployment of surveillance, or the use of deadly force.

Tell California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign S.B. 978 to require transparency by default for law enforcement rules and training materials across the state.

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Tell the Senate to Pass a Strong Election Security Bill

The Senate is considering legislation meant to protect free and fair elections in the U.S. But one of the current proposals doesn’t include the two most important elements: universal paper ballots, and automatic “risk-limiting” audits.

Let’s tell the Senate: if it doesn't include these essential features, it's not a real election security bill.

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California: Demand Community Control of Police Surveillance

SB 1186 is a proposed law that would subject the acquisition of police surveillance technology across California to public oversight. Modeled on successful local laws in Oakland, Santa Clara County, and elsewhere across the country, it would end an era of secrecy and expand democratic transparency. EFF supports SB 1186 and encourages the legislature to reject further changes and enact the law as currently drafted.

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California: Demand Accountability for Law Enforcement Surveillance Technology

Police departments should not have the unilateral authority to decide which privacy invasions are in the public interest. The public must have a say in the surveillance technologies that police acquire and how they deploy them. And elected officials must have veto power: the authority to decide what surveillance systems do not belong in our communities.

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Stop SESTA/FOSTA

We all rely on online communities to work, socialize, and learn. From the largest social media sites to the smallest message board, online platforms are central to our right to assemble and speak out. SESTA and FOSTA would put all of us at risk of being shut out of those spaces.