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.
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.
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.