To Black folks, communities of color, and low-income communities, our smartphones, computers, and access to the Internet are the ways we connect. We use these tools to start movements for social justice, laugh with our families, broadcast our most frightening moments and seek support.Our communities trust that when we go online, at home or on mobile devices, we can count on our privacy and on the safety of our personal information.
After a hard fought win at the FCC, rules were adopted last year that would stop Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and other internet service providers (ISPs) from having unprecedented access to our data and information. Last week, the Senate used a little known process called the Congressional Review Act to undo these rules and allow ISPs to collect and sell our personal information to the highest bidder. The fate of these rules now lies in the hands of our representatives.
We can still protect our rights online by calling members of the House now!