Racial justice advocates want the Federal Trade Commission to adopt new rules holding private corporations accountable for tech abuses involving electronic monitoring, commercial data and surveillance practices. Digital policing and electronic monitoring remain largely unregulated.
MediaJustice, Mijente, Just Futures Law, the Center on Race and Digital Justice and the Surveillance, Tech, and Immigration Policing Project at the Immigrant Defense Project provided the agency with concrete proposals regarding the sharing, storing and collection of personal information by private companies.
While regulatory campaigns might not have the same allure as other efforts, they have wide-ranging implications across multiple sites and platforms. According to the groups, some data practices lead to “serious civil rights violations.” Tech abuses by private corporations can also involve legal implications for impacted communities.