Data Protection & Privacy

Data Privacy iconState government agencies possess vast quantities of personal data on their residents. When this sensitive information is mishandled or shared, the consequences for residents’ personal privacy and freedom can be dire. Colorado benefits from and celebrates the diversity of its residents. Therefore, the general assembly has a substantial interest in protecting the rights and dignity of all residents, including the right to be free from discrimination based upon nationality, immigration, or citizenship.

The Coalition supports requiring state agencies to:

  • Prohibit the disclosure personal identifying information to any agency or official for the purpose of investigation or surveillance programs
  • Prohibit the use of state agency money, facilities, equipment, or personnel to cooperate with any registration or surveillance programs
  • Require state agencies to review their policies and make changes to ensure the protection of personal data
  • These requirements do not apply when the personal information is required to comply with state or federal law OR when presented with a valid subpoena or judicial warrant

Following the Colorado General Assembly’s COVID-19 recess, proponents of the data privacy policy, led by the I Drive Coalition, worked with Governor Polis’s office to pass a guidance expanding privacy protections for immigrant residents in Colorado.

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¿Por Qué Debemos Luchar por la Privacidad de los Datos?

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Published: April 10, 2020

Issue: Data Privacy
Document Type: Handout / Flyer

For: Community Partners, Health Care Staff & Providers, Immigrants

Why Should We Fight for Data Privacy?

image of fact sheet

Published: April 10, 2020

Issue: Data Privacy
Document Type: Handout / Flyer

For: Community Partners, Health Care Staff & Providers, Immigrants

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