Privacy and Cybersecurity

We are preparing for the 2023 Oregon session's privacy and

cybersecurity legislation. We urge for consumer data privacy, 

an Oregon Chief Privacy Officer, an Oregon Cybersecurity

Council and Oregon Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

Our critical cyber infrastructures, cyber hygiene education,

consumer data and individual privacy protections, and

emergency preparedness, including ransomware protection,

all deserve our attention.  

Elections—the cornerstone of democracy—are among critical

cyber infrastructures. Defending democracy requires

protection from escalating cyber-attacks and disinformation.  

Our policy debates will determine the future of privacy, the future of the internet, and the future of democracy.

LWVOR  PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY STUDY: Read our 2020 study for an overview, analysis and comprehensive references to contemporary technology, global policy development, the history of privacy, and our key findings. 

The LWVOR Privacy and Cybersecurity POSITIONS were adopted in January 2020 and cited in this 2022 & 2021 testimony:

HB 4155: Cybersecurity Omnibus bill, Improve Public Awareness

HB 4092: Broadband Access, Coordinating Info Privacy

HB 4144: Election Worker Data Privacy & Harassment Protection

HB 4133: Voter Registration Privacy Protection

SB 1567: Energy Infrastructure Resilience

HB 4017: AG's Data Broker Registry Bill

HB 3047: Anti-Doxxing Bill, with Candidate & Ballot Measure Filer Privacy

SB 792: Protect Children's Personal Info

SB 293: Develop Privacy, Confidentiality & Tech Recommendations

HB 2459: Video Conference Privacy

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U.S. state and national policymakers have joined the global debate over digital protection of personal information, being mined for multi-billion dollar advertising revenues. Experts now characterize media platforms’ information manipulation as ‘information disorder.’ Customize your League communications subscription  for updates. 

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