Let's Talk Privacy

What's the Issue

Have you ever wondered how the ads that follow you around the internet are so creepily in tune with your life choices? Then you, like most Millennials, already have major concerns about digital privacy. Today, it's up to government officials like the president and members of Congress to come up with new rules about a brand new category of civil liberties: privacy rights related to technology, the internet, and security.

What do I Need to Know

Way back in 2013, Edward Snowden leaked details to journalists of the government's aggressive mass surveillance programs. The debate over government access to citizens' private information became impossible to ignore. It's only grown since then, with companies like Apple fighting back against government demands for access to terrorism suspects' phones and passwords.

What do Millennials Think

Government Snooping

69 say the government should not have access to private citizens' emails or phone records.

Why Should I Care

Because you probably live on your phone.

Decisions about privacy and security are intertwined with the future of the technology we use every day. These include the laws about what the government can learn about you from your phone and online activity (think, Facebook stalking). If you believe that the information you share with others should be your choice, keep an eye out for the candidates' views on digital privacy.

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What are the Candidates Saying

We always have to keep the balance of civil liberties, privacy and security. It's not easy in a democracy, but we have to keep it in mind.

Hillary Clinton [D]

When you have the world looking at us and would like to destroy us as quickly as possible, I err on the side of security.

Donald Trump [R]