On April 30, 2019, Francella Ochillo, the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, presented at GirlTech in Washington, DC. Girl Tech is an annual conference hosted by the National Council of Negro Women which brings together women leaders working in technology and telecommunications. It is designed to educate and empower young women of color who would like to pursue careers in tech as entrepreneurs, researchers, and policymakers.
Ms. Ochillo spoke on the Privacy and Cybersecurity panel. She offered insights into why consumers, particularly Latinos and other communities of color, should care about data privacy. She also discussed the need to help people understand the lasting consequences of their digital footprints. Panelists weighed-in on several issues related to cyberethics, rules or standards that may be beneficial to ensure that data-sharing and collection practices are safe and ethical.