Racial Justice Group Responds to House Repeal of Broadband Privacy Rules

House Republicans rubber-stamp Trump’s corrupt agenda and digital redlining, says Color Of Change

NEW YORK – Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to the House of Representative’s vote to revoke the FCC’s broadband privacy rules:

Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color Of Change:

“By voting to revoke Americans’ right to online privacy, House Republicans have shown us they plan to continue enabling Donald Trump’s plot to plunder America, starting with Black folks. Ending these important privacy protections gives greedy corporations unfettered access to our personal data and the power to further exploit vulnerable communities.

“The data that big corporations collect from Black broadband users leads to predatory marketing, which starts at a young age and lasts throughout our lives. Without the crucial FCC regulations implemented last year, Black and marginalized communities will continue to experience online price gouging, data discrimination, and digital redlining. 

“House Republicans have made it clear that they are more than willing to rubber stamp Donald Trump’s corrupt agenda, making the President’s friends in big business their top priority – and Black folks their last.”