Privacy Report Card

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After the 2008 Presidential election, the Privacy Coalition sent a letter to President Obama on the privacy priorities facing the nation. Now we are asking you to help evaluate the progress of the new Administration. For each topic below, please read the description and provide a grade. Circulate the URL for this page so that others can participate. We will announce the results on September 9, 2009 at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Grade the Obama Administration!

Grade the Obama Administration on protection of civil liberties!

The Obama Administration inherited many troubling programs from the Bush Administration: the Patriot Act, Fusion Centers,, No Fly Lists, E-Verify, and REAL ID. So far, there appears to be little change with the new Administration. There is a modified version of REAL ID called "PASS ID." The Patriot Act is still the law. No Fly Lists and Fusion Centers are being expanded.