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Tell the Senate 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. This year, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the Save the Internet Act, which would restore the 2015 net neutrality protections and make them permanent. Tell the Senate to do the same and stand up for real net neutrality!

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California: Tell Your Legislators to Stand Up for Privacy

We need your support to pass strong privacy legislation, and build on the foundation laid down by the California Consumer Privacy Act. Californians have a constitutional right to privacy, and it’s time for companies using secretive practices to make money off of our personal information to treat it that way. Tell your lawmakers to support A.B. 1760, authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, which would give everyone the knowledge, protection, and power to protect their own right to privacy.

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Tell the City Council to put the brakes on LADOT’s rider surveillance program

Los Angeles riders deserve privacy in the bike and scooter trips they take —be they for work, medical appointments, social engagements, prayer, or other First Amendment-protected activities. The next phase in LADOT's Mobility Data Specification (MDS) will force dockless ride-sharing services to push precise location data to the city for every ride in Los Angeles. However, without responsible use and privacy policies, the department remains out of compliance with its duty to protect the people of Los Angeles.

Thousands of Angelenos rely on these services every day. We can't let the LADOT sign away their right to privacy. Tell your City Council member to put the brakes on this dangerous program.

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California: Tell Your Legislator Not to Abandon Oversight of the Broadband Monopolies

At a time when we are fighting to keep the future of broadband access from reverting back towards a monopoly, the recently introduced A.B. 1366 mirrors the FCC’s abandonment of consumers.

Tell California's lawmakers to oppose A.B. 1366, and instead promote competition and access—not abandon Californians to their broadband monopoly.

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Texas: Tell Your State Representatives to Protect Free Speech

If you live in Texas, one of your state’s most critical free speech laws is under attack. The Texas Citizens Participation Act, or TCPA, was passed in 2011 and has helped everyday Texans fight back against illegitimate lawsuits meant to punish people for exercising their First Amendment rights.

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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.


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.


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.