Joint Center Hosts Roundtable on Data Privacy & Black Communities

The Joint Center hosted an invite-only roundtable to identify key data privacy concerns for Black communities. Attendees explored critical privacy issues and big data practices that produce discriminatory outcomes for Black communities. The meeting was organized around two themes: 1). Big Data and Black Communities and 2) The Role of Federal Agencies & Anti-Discrimination Laws.…

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Joint Center Joins Senate Broadband Caucus Virtual Discussion on ‘Broadband Priorities for 2021 and Beyond’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined the Senate Broadband Caucus for a virtual discussion on “broadband priorities for 2021 and beyond.” Other panelists included NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association CEO Shirley Bloomfield and Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition CEO John Windhausen. Pew Charitable Trusts Manager Kathryn de Wit moderated the…

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Joint Center Presents on Tech Policy to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Racial Disparities Working Group

Joint Center Director of Technology Policy Dr. Dominique Harrison gave a presentation and had a discussion with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Racial Disparities Working Group led by Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) and Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Chair Robin Kelly (D-IL). During the presentation, Dominique discussed…

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Joint Center Files Comments to the FCC on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Joint Center joined nine other organizations in filing comments on the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The comments, sent as a 7-page letter with recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the program and ensure it’s run equitably, was led by Open Technology Institute at New America. Recommendations for the program include using plain language,…

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Joint Center Joins Panel on Tech’s Role in Upholding White Supremacy

On January 19, Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined a panel entitled “Do You See It Now? Tech’s Role in Upholding White Supremacy” to “address how tech employees, social justice, organizations, and concerned citizens can influence change.” Other speakers included Brookings Center for Technology Innovation Director Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Congressional Black…

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