Understand the unique privacy risks and importance of data privacy for the LGBTQ+ community
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How does privacy Affect the lgbtq+ community?


Exploring the LGBTQ+ Right to Privacy

LGBT Tech & Future of Privacy Forum

Some of the earliest [privacy] laws were around LGBTQ individuals; anti-sodomy, lesbians working in the workforce, police raids of LGBTQ spaces, and the laws that were used to give police and other federal agencies the right to entrap LGBTQ individuals...we don’t have full protections yet.

Chris Wood, LGBT Tech

Privacy & Security Tech Policies for Minority Communities


For people of color thats a hard trajectory to break, because they used to profile us based on where we live or what our names were...but now you can just go online to see what a person looks like or maybe determine what their orientation is to make certain decisions

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Brookings Institution

Online Dating: Are You Swiping Left On Your Privacy?


I think as a society, as setting a standard we have an obligation to push back on those companies and make sure they are setting those ethical boundaries if it's not in law, and/or help them set those ethical boundaries of what is acceptable or not acceptable. As LGBT Tech that is what we are doing.

Chris Wood, LGBT Tech

A look back at the role of law and the right to privacy in lgbtq+ history
lgbt tech & future of Privacy forum


"In honor of October as LGBTQ+ History Month, FPF and LGBT Tech explore three of the most significant privacy invasions impacting the LGBTQ+ community in modern U.S. history: anti-sodomy laws; the “Lavender Scare” beginning in the 1950s; and privacy invasions during the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These examples, along with many more, will be analyzed in FPF and LGBT Tech’s upcoming white paper on the sensitivity of data concerning a person’s gender identity, sexual orientation, and sex life."



section 230 & lgbtq+ Privacy

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act states;

"No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider"

How does Section 230 impact the LGBTQ+ community?

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Globally, learn how Intermediary Liability plays an important role in protecting LGBTQ+ freedom online.

Location & mobility tracking


LGBT Tech's ED Speaks Out Against Rider Surveillance

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Chris Wood, Executive Director & Co-Founder, LGBT Tech


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