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Continuing our ongoing tradition of digital advocacy, Gandi participated this week in the Internet Education Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, hosted by the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (www.i2coalition.com), of which Gandi is a founding member.
This time around, i2c members teamed up to meet with congressional staffers to talk about three main issues: surveillance, privacy, and patent trolls.
Everyone involved acknowledged that the revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden provoked outrage and an unprecedented demand for surveillance reform as a major objective, and all three branches of the government are involved to some degree. At the moment, Congress is waiting to see what the Obama administration does on the issue before persuing the major reforms it has proposed, such as the USA Freedom Act. We should see more motion there in a month or so, when the President should take some action on implemeinting the recomendations of the report on surveilance released in December.
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