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Most Recent Filings
LGBT Tech Signs Coalition Letter with The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) to prioritize students’ civil rights in the age of AI
A year has passed since the Blueprint's release, and the need for education-related AI protections is as pressing as ever, particularly with the rapid rise of generative AI. Recent research by the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) highlights that students continue to face harm from AI-driven technologies, particularly concerning civil rights issues.
LGBT Tech Signs Letter In Opposition of California Bill AB 1394
LGBT Tech signs letter opposing the California Bill AB 1394 which proposes to regulate online platforms and content hosting services with the intention of combating harmful and illegal content. While we support the bill’s aim to protect children, we are concerned that some of its provisions echo similar provisions in the federal FOSTA/SESTA legislation passed in 2018, which had significant detrimental effects on vulnerable and marginalized communities.
LGBT Tech signs opposition letter to proposed changes of the ADPPA that would exempt data brokers who provide services to law enforcement agencies.
LGBT Tech signs a letter opposing proposed changes to the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) that would dramatically infringe upon the civil liberties of Americans, providing law enforcement with tools for surveillance and prosecution without the need for a warrant or due process.
LGBT Tech signed on to a human rights coalition letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee along with 133 groups and organizations opposing the EARN IT Act.
The letter expresses strong opposition to the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2023 (EARN IT, S.1207).
LGBT Tech Signs Diverse Coalition Letter to NTIA to ensure that BEAD funding is used equitably
The letter encourages the promotion of Digital Readiness Training, to increase awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), engage multicultural stakeholders, and monitor and evaluate program outcomes
LGBT Tech Signs Letter Supporting the Nomination of Gigi Sohn as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner
LGBT Tech joined human rights and LGBTQ+ organizations in signing a letter addressed to Congress supporting the nomination of Gigi Sohn as FCC Commissioner. This letter asks Members of Congress to consider her qualifications and move her nomination forward.
LGBT Tech signs opposition letter to Kids Online Safety Act
LGBT Tech joined dozens of human rights and LGBTQ+ organizations in signing a letter addressed to Congress opposing the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA). This letter expresses serious concerns about KOSA and how it can and will be weaponized against LGBTQ+ people.
LGBT Tech signs onto letter on the discriminatory effects of online monitoring of students on LGBTQI+ students, students of color, and students with disabilities
The letter calls on the Office for Civil Rights to issue a policy statement that clarifies the intersection of civil rights laws and student activity monitoring, condemns uses of student activity monitoring that run afoul of students’ civil rights and civil liberties, and states OCR’s intent to take enforcement action against violations that result in discrimination, especially against historically marginalized groups of students.
LGBT Tech Signs Letter to Senate Urging the Extension of the FCC’s Authority to Auction and License Spectrum
The FCC’s spectrum auction authority will expire on Sept. 30, 2022. If that occurs, not only would the FCC's authority to complete the current 2.5 GHz auction be questioned, but it will also prevent it from auctioning any other spectrum for wireless services. The House recently enacted legislation that would extend the auction authority for 18 months. However, some Senate leadership are attempting to hold out for a ten-year authorization that doesn't appear feasible given the current situation. The letter urges Senate leadership to adopt the 18-month extension.