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Oakland Privacy Privacy Rights Fellowship 2021-2022

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Oakland, CA
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Published 28 days ago

Oakland Privacy, founded in 2013, is an activist group devoted to fighting against both government and corporate surveillance and in defense of privacy rights and government transparency. We concentrate on state, regional and local matters, while advocating with other like-minded organizations at the national level.

Recently we applied for and obtained a grant to hire a part-time Fellow to aid us in our work and help us expand its scope. The fellowship begins on October 1st or as soon as possible thereafter for a duration of one year. Compensation is $1000/month for 40-45 hours per month.

The work would be focused in the following areas:

  • Global Privacy Control – helping to make California’s new consumer privacy laws (CCPA-CPRA) effective and easily used by every Californian. In particular, we want to put pressure on the major web browser companies to provide their users with “one-stop” means of opting out from information gathering by web sites they visit. This campaign would be focused on Alphabet-Google and the Chrome browser and may also include Apple and the Safari browser. The campaign will include meetings with the companies, open letters and petitions, and potentially some creative technology to assist the advocacy.

  • Public Records Transparency and Enforcement – We actually can fight City Hall, but we need to know what they are doing to formulate effective opposition - and ultimately bring lawsuits if necessary to compel them to follow the law.

  • This work would help us shed light on more Bay Area municipalities’ surveillance and privacy activities by reviewing and monitoring existing public records requests and assessing where legal intervention might be appropriate and effective. We also hope to create and refine some public records templates to enable more crowdsourcing in the future.

You would work closely with one or more of our experienced volunteers. This is a unique opportunity to do hands-on implementation of enhanced privacy rights and enact social change beyond research and white papers.

For more on Oakland Privacy and the work we do, visit our website, and check out our current and former campaigns and timeline.


Oakland Privacy, founded in 2013, is an activist group devoted to fighting against both government and corporate surveillance and in defense of privacy rights and government transparency. We concentrate on state, regional and local…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    October 15, 2021
  • End Date
    October 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2021
  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    The fellowship will be compensated at $1,000/month or approximately $20-25/hr
  • Hours Per Week
    Approximately 10-12 hours per week.

How to Apply

Please send a resume or CV and a cover letter.

Please send a resume or CV and a cover letter.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609, USA

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