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Digital Rights Activists Use Jumbotron ‘Film Fest’ to Pressure Ron Wyden

Monday, March 30, 2015

 

The Digital Rights group Fight for the Future, a posse of internet activists currently campaigning against an international trade deal they say would give officials too much power to censor online content, brought its message to Capitol Hill Monday. 

A Jumbotron playing films urging Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to abandon Fast Track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership parked on Capitol Hill Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo: Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future parked a truck adorned with a Jumbotron on Capitol Hill for an impromptu “film festival” as part of the group’s ongoing campaign to pressure Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to drop legislation that would fast track the multi-national Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade deal between countries in Asia, Australia and the Americas would boost U.S. trade, but activists fear it would jeopardize transparency due to issues of internet censorship.  

“Senator Wyden has built his career on a platform of government transparency and support for Internet freedom,” Fight for the Future campaign director Evan Greer said. 

“If he turns his back on those values by supporting outdated and anti-democratic Fast Track legislation, his legacy will be forever tarnished,” Greer said. 

Monday, a few dozen activists watched videos urging Wyden to protect government transparency and internet freedom play on the massive screen. The group offered "free popcorn for a free internet."

The “Film Festival” featured a video documenting another organized protest to pressure Wyden against the fast track legislation — activists tailed Wyden on tour around Oregon with a 30-foot blimp. 

Wyden has been the recipient of more than 35,000 Tweets, and thousands of phone calls and emails, according to Fight for the Future. 

“The film festival today was just one more reminder that the public is outraged that he’s even considering this deal, and if he cares about what his constituents have to say at all he will do the right thing,” Greer said. 

Fight for the Future is funding the action through its 1.2 million members. 

Read more about the Trans Pacific Partnership here.

 

Related Slideshow: Oregon Health Data Breaches

The following are health data breach reports from Oregon as listed on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights website

As required by section 13402(e)(4) of the HITECH Act, the Secretary must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals. These breaches are now posted in a new, more accessible format that allows users to search and sort the posted breaches. Additionally, this new format includes the names of private practice providers who have reported breaches of unsecured protected health information to the Secretary.

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#16

Oregon Health Authority

Individuals Affected: 550

Breach Submission Date: 4/26/2012 

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Paper/Films 

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#15

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest

Individuals Affected: 647

Breach Submission Date: 9/3/2013 

Type of Breach: Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

Location of Breached Information: Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

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#14

Oregon Health & Science University

Individuals Affected: 702

Breach Submission Date: 7/31/2012

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Other

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#13

Lincoln County Health and Human Services/Lincoln Community Health Center

Individuals Affected: 959

Breach Submission Date: 6/14/2013

Type of Breach: Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

Location of Breached Information: Paper/Films

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#12

Oregon Health & Science University

Individuals Affected: 1076

Breach Submission Date: 4/11/2013

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Laptop

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#11

Treatment Services Northwest

Individuals Affected: 1,200

Breach Submission Date: 7/29/2011

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Desktop Computer

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#10

Albertina Kerr Centers

Individuals Affected: 1,320

Breach Submission Date: 10/6/2014

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Laptop 

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#9

Oregon Health & Science University

Individuals Affected: 1,361

Breach Submission Date: 7/28/2013

Type of Breach: Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

Location of Breached Information: Other

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#8

Portland VA Medical Center

Individuals Affected: 1,740

Breach Submission Date: 10/29/2014 

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Paper/Films

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#7

Dr. Trandinh

Individuals Affected: 2,300

Breach Submission Date: 2/20/2012

Type of Breach: Theft, Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

Location of Breached Information: Laptop

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#6

Thomas L. Davis, Jr. DDS

Individuals Affected: 3,269

Breach Submission Date: 3/15/2013

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Desktop computer, electronic medical record 

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#5

Eastmoreland Surgical Clinic, William Graham, DO

Individuals Affected: 4,328

Breach Submission Date: 8/20/2010

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Desktop computer, laptop, other,  

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#4

Molalla Family Dental

Individuals Affected: 4,354

Breach Submission Date: 7/16/2012

Type of Breach: Hacking/IT Incident, Other, Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

Location of Breached Information: Network Server

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#3

Robert Witham, MD, FACP

Individuals Affected: 11,136

Breach Submission Date: 6/6/2012

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Desktop computer 

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#2

Lower Umpqua Hospital

Individuals Affected: 17,000

Breach Submission Date: 6/8/2011

Type of Breach: Theft

Location of Breached Information: Other, other portable electronic device

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Central City Concern

Individuals Affected: 17,914

Breach Submission Date: 5/19/2014

Type of Breach: Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

Location of Breached Information: Other

 
 

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