Published: February 2006

The Privacy Coalition

Coalition: The Privacy Coalition

The Fourth Amendment states that "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated." In addition, the U.S. has adopted many laws protecting Americans from privacy invasive practices by both the public and private sectors. Privacy is one of America's most fundamental values.

The Privacy Coalition, formed in February 2001, is a nonpartisan coalition of consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, labor, and technology organizations that have agreed to the Privacy Pledge.

Privacy Pledge

Privacy is one of America's most fundamental values.

The Fourth Amendment states that "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated." In addition, the U.S. has adopted many laws protecting Americans from privacy invasive practices by both the public and private sectors.

Recognizing the need to protect this essential freedom, I, (insert Member's name), pledge to my constituents in (State and District) and to the American people that I will support a privacy framework to safeguard the rights of Americans in this information age.

This framework includes:

  • the Fair Information Practices: the right to notice, consent, security, access, correction, use limitations, and redress when information is improperly used,
  • independent enforcement and oversight,
  • promotion of genuine Privacy Enhancing Technologies that limit the collection of personal information and legal restrictions on surveillance technologies such as those used for locational tracking, video surveillance, electronic profiling, and workplace monitoring, and
  • a solid foundation of federal privacy safeguards that permit the private sector and states to implement supplementary protections as needed.

Signature

Date

Lead Organization

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Other Organizations

American Association of Christian Schools, American Association of Law Libraries, American Conservative Union, American Library Association, American Civil Liberties Union, Association for Computing Machinery, Center for Media Education, Commercial Alert Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Project on Technology, Consumer Task Force for Automotive Issues, Consumers Union, Eagle Forum, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Free Congress Foundation, Home School Legal Defense Association, Institute for Global Communications International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW, Junkbusters, Liberty Coalition, Media Access Project, National Consumers League, National Rifle Association, Net Action, Owners-Operators Independent Drivers Association, Patient Privacy Rights, PrivacyActivism.org, Privacy Foundation, Privacy International, Privacy Journal, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Privacy Times, Traditional Values Coalition, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, World Privacy Forum

More Information

If your organization is interested in joining the Privacy Coalition or signing the Privacy Pledge, please send an e-mail to [email protected] for more information.

Download PDF

No Download Available

 

Tags/Keywords

privacyrights

 

Search

Quick Menu

Facebook FTwitter T
 

Consumer Help Desk

Advocacy