To Congress:

The public needs swift legislative intervention to protect digital civil rights. Our children are the most at risk, but the fact remains that exploitation of our personal data is a serious threat for all users.

Robust and comprehensive privacy legislation must:

  • Prohibit entities from collecting, using, and sharing people’s data in ways that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected category.
  • Provide new enforcement powers for the Federal Trade Commission while also creating a private right of action for people who want to go to court to vindicate their rights.
  • Limit the amount of information that websites and apps can gather and use to target vulnerable individuals and groups.
  • Limit data collection and use to only what is needed to provide a service that the user requests.

These legislative measures would substantially limit the ability of platforms to target users of all ages with harmful content — and would protect users from abusive corporate surveillance practices.

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