NHMC Represents Public Interest on Twitter During Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

On February 27, 2019, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) joined Public Knowledge, New America’s Open Technology Institute, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, and Consumer Federation of America in a tweet storm surrounding Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework in the United States, a hearing hosted by the Senate Commerce Committee. The hearing witnesses consisted of industry representatives and one academic professor. Without public interest representation at the hearing, NHMC and other public interest allies organized a unified tweet storm to reiterate the importance of privacy regulations that put consumers first and are inclusive of all Americans, including historically marginalized communities. In particular, NHMC emphasized the need for privacy legislation that protects the Latino populations from data harms including unauthorized sharing. NHMC continues to fight for privacy legislation that incorporates civil rights principles and protects communities of color. Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 12.26.37 PM]]>