FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2017
NHMC: President Trump’s Repeal of Privacy Rules is a Gift to Internet Service Providers at the Expense of Latinos, American People
Last night, President Trump signed into law a bill repealing the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy regulations.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition released the following statement from Carmen Scurato, director of policy and legal affairs:
“With the stroke of his pen, President Trump quietly sealed the fate of FCC regulations aimed to protect the private information and web browsing histories of Americans across the country. Latinos value their private information and will not soon forget a President who failed them, especially in light of all the public concerns he has for his own privacy. The act was a clear gift to Internet Service Providers at the expense of the American people. But the American people were not quiet during this process and left one resounding message: we will continue to stand together to preserve and protect the open internet.”
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. Receive real-time updates on Facebook, Twitter @NHMC and Instagram @NHMC_org.