Statement: EPIC Supports the Ban Surveillance Advertising Act

January 18, 2022

EPIC Deputy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald released the following statement today in support of the Banning Surveillance Advertising Act introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and Sen. Cory Booker:

“The time to disrupt corporate surveillance has come. Targeted advertising isn’t just creepy, it can have significant impacts on marginalized communities. Individuals in these communities can be targeted with scams and disinformation, or prevented from seeing information about housing and job openings, depriving them of important life opportunities. The Banning Surveillance Advertising Act will stop these discriminatory practices and will block advertisers and data brokers from commodifying every tiny bit of our personal data. EPIC is proud to support this bill.”

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