World Privacy Forum work in the area of communications -related privacy issues.
NSA Domestic Surveillance Inquiry Request
01/31/2006 Domestic surveillance - Communications privacy
The World Privacy Forum joined a coalition of 41 civil liberties, privacy, and trans-political organizations in a letter requesting a thorough and comprehensive inquiry by the Committee on the Judiciary into domestic surveillance program(s).
NSA Letter Read the letter in PDF format.
In official comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the World Privacy Forum urged the Commission to maintain state telemarketing regulations.
World Privacy Forum Comments to the FCC, Telemarketing (PDF Comments.)
04/ 06/ 2004 Communications privacy
31 Privacy and Civil Liberties Organizations Urge Google to Suspend Gmail and Address Privacy Concerns.. -- Thirty one privacy and civil liberties organizations have signed a letter urging Google to suspend its Gmail service until the privacy issues are adequately addressed. The letter also requests that Google clarify its written information policies regarding data retention and data sharing among its business units.
Gmail Letter Download Letter PDF
California Wiretapping Law
06/09/ 2004 Communications privacy
Califonia AG Bill Lockyer has sent a letter to EPIC, PRC, and WPF regarding Gmail and California's two-way consent requirement in its wiretapping laws. Lockyer wrote in a response dated June 4: "The potential exposure of Gmail users to liability for violation of Penal Code section 631 is of particular concern, as are the rights of those who are not subscribers to Gmail but who send e-mail to those who are."
AG Letter Download Letter PDF.
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