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Access Humboldt calls for broadband privacy principles

February 13, 2019

Today, Access Humboldt joined more than forty (40) civil society organizations in calling on Congress to protect civil rights, equity, and equal opportunity in the digital ecosystem. The organizations submitted a letter asking Congress to address the data security and privacy abuses that disproportionately harm marginalized communities, including deceptive voter suppression, housing and employment discrimination in online advertising, and exploitative notice-and-choice practices. The letter is available online here: https://civilrights.org/resource/address-data-driven-discrimination-protect-civil-rights/

Online services should not be permitted to use consumer data to discriminate against protected classes or deny them opportunities in commerce, housing, employment, or full participation in our democracy. Private companies need to be transparent about their collection and use of personal information in automated decision-making. (Read more...)