ALA, ARL, CBLDF, EFF, NCAC, and Others Issue Statement Condemning Proposed DHS Password Policy
CBLDF has joined a statement condemning a Department of Homeland Security proposal that would require non-citizens to provide their social media passwords as a condition of entering the United States.
The statement warns, “Freedom of expression and press rights, access to information, rights of association, and religious liberty are all put at risk” under the DHS proposal, which would do nothing to increase the security of U.S. citizens. The proposal would invade the privacy of foreign nationals and everyone in their social networks, potentially including millions of U.S. citizens. The proposal also could put U.S. citizens at risk as other nations emulate DHS’s practices by demanding the passwords of American citizens when they travel abroad.
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