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Mark Surman is executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, a global community devoted to keeping the Internet open and free. Learn about Mozilla's current encryption campaign. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Today, the Internet is where we live our everyday lives: We work, we shop, we chat with our loved ones. It also serves as our global town hall: a forum for debate, education and a springboard for taking action. When the Internet is open and secure, it's possible to live both our personal and civic lives online in a way that feels safe -- and wonderful.