Imagine a world where you could be dragged to court and receive a large fine for simply clicking on the wrong link, where service providers would hand over information about your online activities without privacy safeguards, and where online content could be removed by big media conglomerates at will.
The International Intellectual Property Alliance is demanding countries like Canada and Spain be placed back on an intellectual property ‘watch list’. This comes after both countries acceded to demands and made their copyright laws much more restrictive.
The highly invasive Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is back. CISPA’s danger lies in it’s equating “greater cybersecurity with greater surveillance and information sharing”. As the EFF points out though, “cybersecurity problems arise from software vulnerabilities and human failings, issues CISPA fails to address.” Take action with EFF to stop this Act: https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9048
State surveillance on the Internet is becoming ever more common worldwide. Yet repeatedly we find that “although state surveillance of communications can be justified in exceptional instances, it leads to the violation of individual privacy when implemented without adequate legal safeguards.” We need a firm commitment to protect individuals’ privacy. Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom and fight for your privacy: http://openmedianow.net/declaration
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As negotiations for the secretive and extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement loom, check out this article detailing some of the ways that this and other trade agreement threaten your online rights and privacy on the Internet. Fight for a free and open Internet - call on your government to make the TPP transparent and accountable to the public interest: http://stopthetrap.net/
The UK is planning to install surveillance devices to track citizens' Internet activity on websites like Facebook, Google Chat, and Twitter. Raise your voice against threats to online privacy and resist acts that could make it easier to implement the Trans-Pacfic Partnership (TPP), which would criminalize many of your everyday uses of the Internet. Speak up for your Internet freedom by signing the Declaration of Internet Freedom.
The Internet is a great platform for communicating and sharing knowledge. Having access to the knowledge is necessary to participate in important discussions and make informed decisions. Everyone benefits when knowledge is shared. Help spread the word and share this video.
The EU is reforming its data protection laws, which set out how online companies are permitted to keep their customers’ information. From the proposals so far, we’re seeing potential changes that could benefit citizens. One proposal states that users should have control over when and how their data is used - what do you think? Any other ideas about what data protection measures should be included? Let us know in the comments below!
Check it out as pro-Internet groups discuss a major concern worldwide - online state surveillance. There is a growing trend for the private sector to play a role in state surveillance - from voluntary data exchange to authorities skirting warrants and more. We need to push back against this invasion and fight for the protection of our online privacy. Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom and fight for your privacy rights: http://openmedianow.net/declaration