Recent news makes shockingly clear the extent to which Americans are being tracked by websites and surveilled by law enforcement agencies. But it's become evident that even our policymakers don't understand the breadth of corporate and governmental surveillance that takes place. Demand Progress is working with the creators of a great new film that breaks down the problem. It's called Terms and Conditions May Apply and we're organizing a showing in DC for lawmakers and their staffers. Add your name at right to tell your lawmakers to educate themselves about privacy by watching the film.
SO, WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT PRIVACY IF YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING "WRONG"?
- Privacy is important, even if you think you have nothing to hide. It is the basis of free speech and a core value of all Americans.
- People should have the right to draw their curtains or keep their email private. Corporations and the government should not be allowed to monitor our conversations and collect our financial, health and personal information.
- In a world with no privacy, people’s data gets mined and sold by companies. In a world with no privacy, law abiding citizens become suspects of the government. In a world with no privacy, low-income people face economic discrimination and advocates for free speech get their emails wiretapped.
- People’s privacy is being violated more each day. If we don’t take action, it may disappear completely. Today in America, there is no affirmative right to privacy. Most related laws were created before the Internet existed.