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Coalition Letter On Privacy and Free Expression Threats in Kids Online Safety Act

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Re: Opposition to S. 3663’s Threats to Minors’ Privacy and Safety Online

Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Chairwoman Cantwell, and Ranking Member Wicker:

We, the undersigned organizations, believe that the privacy, online safety, and digital well-being of children should be protected. However, S. 3663, the “Kids Online Safety Act” (KOSA), would undermine those goals for all people, but especially children, by effectively forcing providers to use invasive filtering and monitoring tools; jeopardizing private, secure communications; incentivizing increased data collection on children and adults; and undermining the delivery of critical services to minors by public agencies like schools. We oppose this bill.


The 6:52 Project Foundation, Inc.
Access Now
Advocacy For Principled Action In Government
Advocates for Youth
Advocating Opportunity
American Association of School Librarians
American Atheists
American Civil Liberties Union
American Humanist Association
American Library Association
Arkansas Black Gay Men’s Forum
Assembly Four
Black and Pink National
Center for Democracy & Technology
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Copia Institute
Defending Rights & Dissent
EducateUS: SIECUS In Action
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Equality Arizona
Equality California
Equality Federation
Equality Michigan
Equality New Mexico
Equality Ohio
Equality Texas
Equality Utah
Equality Virginia
Erotic Service Provider Legal Education & Research Project
EveryLibrary Institute
Fair Michigan Justice Project
Fair Wisconsin
Fairness Campaign
Fight for the Future
Free Speech Coalition
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Freedom Network USA
Freedom Oklahoma
Freedom to Learn Advocates
Georgia Equality
The Human Trafficking Prevention Project
Indivisible Bainbridge Island
Indivisible Bellingham
Indivisible Eastside
Indivisible Plus Washington
Indivisible Whidbey Island
Internet Society
Jews for a Secular Democracy
Lexington Pride Center
LGBT Technology Partnership
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Louisiana Trans Advocates
Lower Columbia Indivisible
Loyola University Chicago School of Law NLG chapter
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Mazzoni Center
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Lawyers Guild
New America’s Open Technology Institute
Old Pros
One Iowa
Organization for Identity and Cultural Development (OICD)
PDX Privacy
PFLAG National
PROMO – Missouri
Ranking Digital Rights
Reframe Health and Justice
Restore the Fourth
Right To Be
Secular Student Alliance
The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center
SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change
Silver State Equality-Nevada
Snohomish County Indivisible
Superbloom (previously known as Simply Secure)
SWOP Behind Bars
Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)
The Tor Project
University of Iowa College of Law NLG Chapter
University of Michigan Dearborn – Muslim Student Association
WA People’s Privacy
Wallingford Indivisible
Whitman-Walker Institute
Wikimedia Foundation
Woodhull Freedom Foundation
Wyoming Equality
Yale Privacy Lab

Signatories list updated November 28 at 5pm ET.

Read the full letter here.