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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
June 10, 2015 Sen. Franken Blasts Republican Attempt to Package Controversial Cybersecurity Legislation with Annual Defense Spending Bill
April 29, 2015 KSTP - Investigates: Selling Your Secrets
Jan. 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Day Event Remarks by U.S. Sen. Al Franken
Dec. 15, 2014 Sen. Franken Releases Response from Uber on Data Privacy Policies
Dec. 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Government Program Tracking Phones Invades Privacy, Could Violate U.S. Constitution
Dec. 3, 2014 MPR: "Franken Focuses on Uber and Lyft Privacy Policies"
Dec. 2, 2014 Letter to Logan Green, Chief Executive Officer of Lyft - Data Privacy Policies
July 30, 2014 USA FREEDOM Act
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 29, 2014 Sens. Franken & Heller's Measures to Strengthen Surveillance Transparency Included in NSA Reform Bill
July 1, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2014
June 30, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Bipartisan Senate Bill to Boost Transparency over Government Surveillance Programs
June 30, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call New Obama Administration Report on Surveillance Programs Insufficient
May 21, 2014 Letter to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Regarding Treatment of Somalis in Kenya
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Kevin Tussy, - Facial Recognition App
Jan. 27, 2014 Sens. Franken, Heller Call Surveillance Disclosure Announcement a Step Forward, Say Legislative Action Still Needed
Jan. 19, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Ramp Up Driver Privacy Efforts
Nov. 13, 2013 At Hearing, Witnesses Underscore Need for Chairman Franken's Transparency Surveillance Bill
Oct. 30, 2013 Sens. Franken, Heller Announce Reintroduction of Bill to Increase Transparency over Government Surveillance of Americans
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Tim Cook, Apple Inc. - Sen. Franken Questions Apple on Privacy Implications of New iPhone Fingerprint Technology
Sept. 12, 2013 Letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook - Reconsider Potential Expansion of its Facial Recognition Program
Aug. 28, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech
Aug. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency of Government Surveillance Programs
July 23, 2013 - We Need Transparency on Domestic Surveillance
June 25, 2013 Sen. Franken Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act a "Significant Setback"
June 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Transparency of Federal Surveillance Programs
June 11, 2013 Senators: End Secret Law
April 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Calls for End to Disturbing Consumer Tracking Trend
March 13, 2013 Letter to Mr. Will Smith, CEO Euclid, Inc. - Stop Tracking Consumers without Their Permission
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller - Religion and Hate Crimes
Oct. 11, 2012 Sen. Franken Announces New Gov't Report Showing Mobile Industry Companies Do Not Adequately Inform Consumers about How They Use Location Data; Report Says Federal Action Would Help Address Problem
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
July 18, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties"
July 18, 2012 Hearing of the Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - On Privacy Surrounding Facial Recognition Technology
June 27, 2012 Following Senate Field Hearing, Sen. Franken Introduces Legislation to Stop Abusive Debt Collection Practices, Protect Patient Privacy
April 23, 2012 - White House Endorses Student Non Discrimination Act
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
March 5, 2012 Wired - Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Digital Age
Feb. 29, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Due Process Guarantee Act: Banning the Indefinite Detention of Americans
Jan. 26, 2012 Citizens United Anniversary
Oct. 25, 2011 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Chairman Liebowitz
Sept. 23, 2011 Letter to Ms. Marshall - OnStar President
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
June 15, 2011 Sens. Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Protect Consumer Privacy on Mobile Devices
May 13, 2011 - New Tech Tools and Protecting Our Privacy
May 10, 2011 Chairman Franken Presses Apple and Google to Protect Safety and Privacy of Mobile Device Users
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
March 10, 2011 Politico - Senate Democrats Push Facebook on Privacy
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