#TakeCTRL: Americans take to Twitter to campaign for more privacy
A bipartisan coalition has proposed a series of laws across the country aimed at securing people’s privacy in the digital age. Privacy advocates showed support with the hashtag #TakeCTRL, urging people to gain control of their personal data.
The personal privacy push in 16 states and the nation’s capital is designed to pressure federal lawmakers, whom the campaign has “been largely asleep at the switch,” to upgrade Americans’ digital protections against government spying.
“If Congress is unwilling or unable to act to protect Americans’ privacy, or takes actions that are insufficient, the states are more than willing to step up and fill the void,” an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) statement said
— Alcuin Bramerton (@AlcuinBramerton) January 22, 2016