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A Responsible Reporting Nightmare: Right-clicking is Not a Crime

A Responsible Reporting Nightmare: Right-clicking is Not a Crime

This is a story of a politician who cried “hacker” after a reporter informed a state agency that sensitive information was embedded in their website’s HTML source code. While we wish this was a joke or fictional story it, unfortunately, is not. This real-world example underscores the notion that there is a real need for Policymakers to understand how technology works and behaves.

Kids PRIVCY ACT

Kids PRIVCY ACT

Many policymakers have been interested in protecting children’s privacy and expanding COPPA. Recently, Me2BA alongside a coalition of advocacy groups endorsed Representative Castor’s Kids PRIVCY ACT. We’re proud to support this bill, but we urge members in Congress to address non-profit carve outs in data privacy laws.

Me2BA supports ending all surveillance advertising on children

Me2BA supports ending all surveillance advertising on children

A new report from our friends at Fairplay, Reset Australia and Global Action Plan revealed how Facebook’s recent ad policy changes are no more than a bait and switch because now instead of marketers targeting children, Facebook has algorithms do the dirty work instead.

Me2BA and a coalition of other advocacy groups signed on to urge Facebook/Meta to end all surveillance advertising to adolescents.

The Policymaker’s Guide to Respectful Technology in Legislation

The Policymaker’s Guide to Respectful Technology in Legislation

The concept of better privacy practices is not new – we’ve been talking about it since the birth
of the internet. But what exactly does “better privacy” mean, and how do we get there?

Policymakers have been working on legislation oriented around privacy for some time. While
there have been some steps in the right direction, significant change won’t happen until we
broaden the lens. What most people want but don’t have the terms to describe is respectful
digital relationships. In the same way there is an unspoken code for respectful behavior in
physical-realm relationships, this same type of behavior is just as essential when engaging with
an online service or website.