NHMC Filed NTIA Comments Recommending Privacy Regulations That Protect the Disenfranchised and Disconnected

The National Hispanic Media Coalition, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, Common Cause, the National Urban League (NUL), and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates filed joint comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on ways to protect and advance consumer privacy. Our groups submitted comments on behalf of the millions of Americans and communities of color who continue to find themselves adversely impacted or completely left out of the benefits and advantages that so many have enjoyed in the digital revolution.

Now that digital footprints can be tracked, shared, and manipulated by public and private entities in ways that were once unimaginable, the regulatory framework must include privacy protections for all consumers including the disenfranchised and disconnected. As stated in the letter, “strong privacy protections will help foster greater participation in all aspects of the online ecosystem, allowing those who have traditionally been at the margins of society to harness the potential and power of the Internet and enjoy the full potential of America’s economic and democratic ideals.

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