The Tech Pledge


We have helped organize a number of conversations among workers at tech companies and arrived at the following draft of a pledge they'd like their companies to commit to. We'd like to invite comments on this for a two week period, starting today, May 2nd. We'd like input on this statement and which companies we should try to get to agree to this.

Our plan is for this first pledge to be a starting point, and we're very open to suggestions on other issues we should consider for the future (there was particular excitement in our discussions around fair jobs for all employees and climate responsibility). Please email us at thetechpledge@gmail.com with any comments.

-Michelle Miller, Debra Cleaver, Sam Altman, Matt Krisiloff


Tech Pledge 1

Technology companies have become powerful forces in the US and in the world. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to use that power to protect our users, employees, and values.

In the spirit of helping to preserve theses shared values, we would like for companies to commit to the following pledge:

Keeping User Data Private:
We will only provide individual user data to governments under correct legal process.When legally possible, we will disclose requested statistics and notify users.We will commit legal resources as necessary to fight unconstitutional or illegal orders. We will not implement data privacy back doors on encryption.
Supporting Legal Immigration:
We will provide legal assistance and pay the costs incurred for our immigrant employees who face challenges with border searches, or the immigration system generally. We will provide support to efforts to keep the United States DACA policy in place.