Home » Digital Divide » HTTP Commends the Work of Sen. John Rockefeller in Highlighting the Need to Protect Privacy for All Americans

Washington, D.C., December 20, 2010 — The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) commends Senator Rockefeller for his ongoing commitment to protecting the privacy of all Americans.  The green paper released by the US Department of Commerce’s Internet policy task force includes key recommendations for reinvigorating the national commitment to establishing effective transparency for data practices, and outlines a process for translating transparency into consumer choices through a voluntary, multidisciplinary process that would enhance consumer trust online.

Ensuring privacy protections and enhancing consumer trust online remains a key issue for Latinos and other groups of Americans who already face barriers to their online experience that have resulted in an ongoing digital divide.

“We must ensure the online privacy and safety of all, especially for those in our society who have limited economic means and face a greater impact from misuse of their personal information. We applaud the Department of Commerce’s work on this paper and the leadership of Senator John Rockefeller in keeping these issues in the forefront of the policy debate,” said Jason A. Llorenz, Esq., HTTP Executive Director

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ABOUT HTTP: The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) is a coalition of national Hispanic organizations working to increase awareness of the impact of technology and telecommunications policy on the U.S. Hispanic community. For additional information, visit:
http://www.httponline.org/

Press contact:
Xinomara Velaquez Yehuda
The Hispanic Institute
Tel: 202-544-8284,
Email: xinomara@thehispanicinstitute.net

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