By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-27-21

Some civil rights groups are using the first days of the new Biden Administration as an “inflection point” to bend the arc of tech priorities toward justice and inclusion….

Their agenda includes privacy, content regulation, competition, and broadband, and their goal is a host of reforms made even more pressing by the current pandemic. “As the nation continues to navigate the COVID-19 crisis,” they argue, “addressing these [issues] is vital in promoting a just, inclusive economic recovery.”

They want Congress to take immediate action on tech-related issues including Internet access – Lifeline subsidy reform included – “hateful online content, immigration surveillance technology, and commercial data practices….

Among those pushing that agenda are Public Knowledge, the NAACP, National Hispanic Media Coalition, and New America’s Open Technology Institute.

The effort is being coordinated by digital rights group, the Civil Rights, Privacy and Technology Table. » Read More