Every time the US has a change of administration, EFF staffers - lawyers, policy analysts, activists - create a "transition memo": a series of one-page briefings on the tech policy issues the new admin should take up. The Biden memo is *great*.
It opens with a section on surveillance, with three subsections:
I. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
II. Facial Recognition Technology
III. Border Search and Immigration Surveillance
Next up is encryption:
I. Background on Encryption Backdoors
II. End-to-End Encryption and Client-Side Scanning
I. 21st-Century-Ready Access for All Americans
II. Net Neutrality and Public Safety
Nothing says 2021 like Section 230!:
II. Mandated Political Neutrality
III. CSAM, Sex Trafficking and other Unlawful Content
EFF's old favorite, consumer privacy, has some very 2021 angles:
I. Consumer Privacy Legislation
II. Private Companies and Facial Recognition/Biometrics
III. Student Data
IV. COVID and Health Data Privacy
You don't have to be an administrative branch staffer to appreciate this. Each of these topics is covered in brief, digestible form. Together, they constitute a rapid, extensive tour of the most important tech policy issues facing America today.
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