Tell the FTC: Protect Privacy and Civil Rights Online
How our online data is collected, processed and shared has consequences that extend far beyond the internet. In fact, shady data practices can have a direct impact on civil rights and economic opportunities. Tech companies use our personal data to discriminate against people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, religious minorities, people with disabilities, people living on low incomes, immigrants and other impacted groups. Companies also use personal data to track, confuse, trick and exploit people for commercial gain.
These discriminatory and abusive data practices are common and affect all parts of everyday life, including employment, finance, health care, credit, insurance, housing and education.
We deserve better. And the Federal Trade Commission has the power to enact data-privacy rules that protect us from discriminatory and exploitative companies. The FTC can pass a rulemaking proceeding that would set ethical privacy standards for the entire tech industry.
Take action: Urge the Federal Trade Commission to protect your privacy and civil rights online.