Privacy alliance asks US congress to pull finger out

@ 2022/09/15
Good luck with that

An alliance of Privacy-focused organisations, including Proton, Brave and Mozilla and Duckduckgo have begged the US congress to stop allowing big tech to spy on people and resurrect a law which would make it difficult for them to do it.

In its letter to Congress, addressed to the likes of Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi, the alliance argued that the continued suppression of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA)( allows “dominant firms” to “limit competition and restrict user choice” when accessing privacy-focused technologies and products.

Tech giants were currently forcing users into accepting their policies of “perpetual surveillance” because of their positions as “gatekeepers”, and of using their “influence in society” to steer users away from rival services more committed to privacy.

Signatories included the likes of DuckDuckGo, Proton, Brave and Mozilla, among others, representing sectors ranging from VPN and search to web browsers, office software, and more.

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