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"The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act is a very important step toward comprehensive consumer privacy protections. COPRA will protect us from corporations that value profit over our privacy. Support COPRA now."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell Congress: Support COPRA

Silicon Valley's data harvesting practices could finally be reined in.

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, would set up a privacy bill of rights for all Americans. COPRA is designed to protect us from corporations that value their profit over our privacy.1 This means that we could finally put the brakes on tech companies like Facebook and prevent it from recklessly collecting our personal information, then selling that data to firms that use it for everything from marketing to building nefarious political disinformation tools.

After years of false starts, COPRA is our country's first attempt at a consumer-privacy law for the digital age. COPRA is a very important step, but the Democrat-led effort will likely face an uphill battle. That's why we need to gather as much support as possible for this legislation and keep the pressure on all of Congress to stop Big Tech from abusing our data.

Tell Congress: Support COPRA. Click here to sign the petition

From Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal to the more recent reports of Google, Amazon, and Apple's voice assistants recording and collecting personal details - Silicon Valley has been out of control for years.2,3 And with tech company CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg getting cozy with the Trump administration, pressure is mounting on U.S. lawmakers to do something to protect our intimate digital data like we live, where we work, who we talk to and our medical history.

The public and our lawmakers know that Big Tech's mishandling of our personal data makes way for serious offline consequences. We don't know where the data is stored, who has access to our information, who can hack it and which companies are selling it without our consent.

Senate lawmakers held several hearings and issued many statements about Silicon Valley company wrongdoing, but their drumbeat of disapproval has not yet translated into real legislative action. COPRA is paving the way for real change but it will only get off the ground if we show massive support. We have to keep the pressure on Congress to make sure it does not stall any longer in taking on Big Tech. Our online and offline safety depend on it.

Tell Congress: People's safety over profit. Support COPRA. Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-support-copra?t=9&akid=35373%2E3291973%2E6h4kvY

Thanks for fighting back,

Jelani Drew, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Tony Romm, "Top Senate Democrats unveil new online privacy bill, promising tough penalties for data abuse," The Washington Post, Nov. 26, 2019.
  2. Carole Cadwalladr, "'I made Steve Bannon's psychological warfare tool': meet the data war whistleblower," The Guardian, Mar. 18, 2019.
  3. Tim Simonite, "Who's Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant?," Wired, July 10, 2019.

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