Digital advocacy group Fight for the Future has rounded up a group of prominent signatories to its appeal for digital privacy, balanced power and human rights.
Digital rights advocacy group Fight for the Future has posted an open letter on its website encouraging the new members of the U.S. Congress to protect privacy. The letter has attracted dozens of companies and organizations as cosigners.
“Increasingly, the incredible creative power of U.S. software developers is being chilled by clumsy, misguided legislative and regulatory actions,” the authors of the letter wrote. This is in spite of the fact that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects code as speech, the letter added, and that was why many technologies to protect privacy were created in the United States.
As “an illustration of the robust digital future you [new legislators] should foster,” the letter mentioned Filecoin, ZCash, MobileCoin and several communications protocols by name. The letter encouraged the lawmakers to protect privacy rights, champion end-to-end encryption and safeguard personal data.
In addition, the letter called for “working to identify and correct power imbalances.” The authors explained:
Fight for the Future’s campaigns and communications director, Lia Holland, told Cointelegraph in a statement:
At the time of writing, the letter had 36 signatories, including industry players such as the Blockchain Association, DeFi Education Fund, Ledger, Nillion Network, Protocol Labs and Proton. New signers are still being accepted.
You can read the letter here: https://t.co/HVoEfYhlxv