Privacy – a Right

OUR POSITION: 4GFC believes privacy is a right and should be respected as such. Stronger protections for our privacy MUST be enacted. The exploitation of the rules of contracts by internet companies, phone companies, and many others (including our own government) must be curtailed and people must be made aware of how vastly their own privacy rights have been eroded.

WHY: Very few people have the technological prowess to truly realize the complete erosion of privacy that has occurred since the popularization of the internet and cell phones. People are literally tracked every minute of the day and are now surrounded by devices that listen to everything they say and watch everything they do. We are told not to worry because the information collected on us is only “metadata” but there are no checks on this and we frequently see this data being used in ways it is not supposed to be able to be.