Yesterday, FPF joined a broad coalition in a joint statement to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing password demands of travelers. Secretary John Kelly suggested DHS could require non-citizens to provide the passwords to their social media accounts as a condition of entering the country. As articulated in the statement, the practice of demanding social media passwords would not increase the security of U.S. citizens and would jeopardize the fundamental rights of people in the U.S. and abroad.
The coalition was comprised of 50 organizations and trade associations and nearly 90 individual experts, including human rights and civil liberties organizations, technology company trade associations, and experts in technology, security, and the law. To learn more about the issues at stake, please visit: https://cdt.org/insight/no-to-dhs-social-media-password-requirement/