By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-18-23

President Joe Biden’s principal telecom adviser has launched an inquiry into the impact of data collection, storage, and use on the civil rights of marginalized communities.

As part of that inquiry, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Jan. 18 asked for public comment on how “the ways in which firms collect, share and use data” – including for targeted online advertising – “can exacerbate existing structural inequities.”…

The comments will inform a report on whether and how such data practices can negatively affect marginalized communities and how existing civil rights or privacy laws can be used to address those harms and what new privacy protection proposals could be adopted.  » Read More