Articles by Sandra Fulton Sandra coordinates Free Press Action’s legislative outreach and lobbying efforts, with a focus on open-internet issues. Read more about Sandra Fulton Explainer Privacy, Surveillance Urgent: Trump & McConnell Want to Violate Your Privacy May 12, 2020 Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell want to reauthorize dangerous spying authorities in the Patriot Act. And the vote could happen any day. Explainer Privacy, Surveillance Congress Needs to Stop Playing Games & Rein in the Patriot Act March 2, 2020 There’s an urgent need for reform — especially in light of the Trump administration’s history of targeting activists and journalists who oppose its policies. Explainer Privacy, Surveillance Broad Coalition Urges DHS to Release So-Called 'Race Paper' May 30, 2018 The coalition believes the paper may claim that protected Black political speech should be considered an indicator of criminal conduct or a national-security threat. Explainer Net Neutrality The Path Forward for Net Neutrality May 24, 2018 Industry lobbyists and some journalists have claimed that the bill to revive Net Neutrality is DOA in the House — but that’s simply not true. Explainer Privacy, Surveillance Facial-Recognition Technology Is Racially Biased December 21, 2016 While this technology potentially threatens the rights of everyone in America, a recent report uncovered damning racial biases within the systems. Explainer Surveillance Congress Needs to Stop Race-Based Surveillance July 18, 2016 Using tools like facial-recognition technology, law enforcement has found increasingly stealthy and invasive ways to target groups like Black Lives Matter. Explainer Privacy Pay-for-Privacy Schemes Put the Most Vulnerable People at Risk May 10, 2016 As the FCC considers rules to protect internet users’ privacy, ISPs are busy profiting off your most personal data. Explainer Surveillance Fear-Mongerers Are Trying to Take Away Your Privacy Rights November 23, 2015 In the wake of the latest series of tragic terrorist attacks, the heads of the CIA and FBI are pushing policies that violate our most fundamental values.