FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2016
CONTACT Christina DiPasquale 202.716.1953 firstname.lastname@example.org
FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules Help Protect Communities of Color, NHMC Urges for More to be Done For Diverse ProgrammersToday, the Federal Communications Commission passed a rule in a 3-2 decision to give internet users more choice over how broadband providers use their private information. The National Hispanic Media Coalition, as part of the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition, has worked to pressure the FCC for stronger internet privacy protections, affordable access to the internet and greater opportunity for creators of color to connect with audiences. Said Jessica J. González, executive vice president and general counsel for the National Hispanic Media Coalition: "We applaud the FCC's action to put the decision to use the private, personal information of consumers back into our hands. We should always have the power to control what kind of information is being collected about us, how it is being shared and with whom. We look forward to working with the commission to develop these rules into practices that will earn back the trust of Latinos."
###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.]]>