right to privacy
Petition to The Journal News, Lohud.com, New York Governor
Gun permit holders want The Journal News/ Lohud.com to remove all our names, addresses & maps published on their website!
By publishing all this data and making it available for anyone and everyone, they have put the citizens and Law Enforcement Personnel who live in Rockland and Westchester Counties at great risk. Correctional Officers (and subsequently their families) are being threatened by inmates - inmates are letting the Officers know that they know where the live. There are more than 8,000 active and retired COs living in Rockland County alone. And if you are not aware... bad guys hold grudges. This is just ONE example of how Law Enforcement are affected by this irresponsibility on The Journal News and Lohud. As for putting citizens at risk ... not only does this give the names/addresses of legal permit holders, but it also shows where a home is not armed ... making it easier for the criminals to target a home. And what about those past victims who worked so hard to hide from past abusers/attackers? Many people, after being the victim of a violent crime, make a choice to arm themselves. But now, because their information may be on this map, their assailants can easily track them down again. We are also asking they drop their request issued for legal gun permit holders in Putnam County
Petition to Federal Trade Commission
Let parents control who can collect data from their kids
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is currently the only legislative tool available that keeps parents in control of what data and personal information companies can collect about children under 13 while they are online. The Federal Trade Commission has proposed rule changes that will update the law and keep parents in control even in this new digital era of social media networks, mobile apps, gaming sites and tracking that goes on while kids are web browsing. There is already mounting industry opposition to these rule changes which will provide parents with another tool to stay in control. Parents must make their voices heard so that the FTC knows that we support these important rule changes that keep parents in charge.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States
Repeal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Renewing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2008 was a mistake. The health of the world depends on the freedom of people to communicate across borders. NSA continues to collect American telephone calls and e-mail messages; perhaps by the millions. Congress and the White House should collaborate on repealing FISA and should commission a high level review to determine how much domestic intelligence gathering is needed and how it can be undertaken without violating our rights.