There are bills before Congress to use drones along our border for mass surveillance and provisions to capturing all manner of biometric data when you travel. How will that data be used and who will have access? We break it all down for you and tell you how to voice your opinions.Β India McKinney and Adam Schwartz from the EFF are with me this week to explain several ways that your privacy rights are under serious attack at the U.S. border.

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India McKinney is a Legislative Analyst with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, primarily focusing on privacy and surveillance issues in upcoming legislation. Prior to joining EFF, India spent over 10 years in Washington, DC as a legislative staffer to three members of Congress from California. Her work there largely focused on the appropriations process, specifically analyzing and funding programs in the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and Justice. Her biggest legislative accomplishment was authorizing, funding and then naming a new outpatient VA/DoD clinic that will serve over 80,000 people.

Adam Schwartz is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Adam works to ensure that new technologies expand instead of shrink our privacy, freedom of speech, and other civil liberties. Before joining EFF, Adam worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Adam graduated in 1995 from the Howard University School of Law.

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Additional Resources For You:
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EFF’s Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices
Sumatra PDF Reader: https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/download-free-pdf-viewer.html

Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.