It’s Time to Stop Denying Privacy as a Civil Right

Mar 11, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: It’s Time to Stop Denying Privacy as a Civil Right, Mar 11, 2023

The pandemic demonstrated the vulnerability of all citizens. People of color, LGBTQIA, & tribal residents were highly affected by COVID-19, especially in the susceptibility to the virus, deepened systemic inequalities, & the effective persuasion of misinformation campaigns. The openness of personal data contributed to these abuses, resulting in more surveillance, exploitation, and encroachment on their civil rights.

This panel explores why consumer privacy must be among the other civil rights afforded to citizens and delves into how data is being used to surveil activists, create voting confusion, promote anti-immigrant sentiments, and deny access to health care, educational, and other opportunities. Panelist will share actions and how individuals can reclaim agency over their information.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Koustubh "K.J." Bagchi

Chamber of Progress

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Amy Hinojosa

MANA, A National Latina Organization

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Nicol Turner-Lee

The Brookings Institution

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Primary Access
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