In Community: LULAC National Convention

On July 12, 2019, HTTP, in collaboration with LULAC (the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization and HTTP member) along AT&T hosted a dialogue on the importance of protecting Latino consumer privacy as a part of LULAC’s 90th Annual National Convention.

HTTP Executive Director, Alejandro Roark worked with LULAC CEO Sindy Benavides to engaged LULAC’s leadership and membership in a call for congressional action to ensure reliable and consistent data privacy and security protections for the country’s fastest growing consumer group, and shed light on the unique set of vulnerabilities faced by Latino consumers in today’s digital economy.

90th LULAC National Convention and Exposition 

Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Technology Forum: National Stage

National Privacy Legislation, a Latino Imperative

Since the enactment of GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) in the European Union, more U.S. states have been passing consumer privacy laws, prompting both privacy advocates and business groups to encourage Congress to pass a uniform federal regulation. Although Congressional lawmakers are largely in agreement about the need for federal privacy legislation, there is still little consensus about the details of the bill or who would enforce these proposed rules. Join civil rights advocates and industry professionals as they discuss the importance of establishing a national privacy framework to protect Latino consumers, why your voice is an important part of the conversation, and how to engage in the national debate. 

Moderator: Celeste Carrasco, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T

Panelist: Sindy Benavides, Chief Executive Officer, LULAC

Panelist: Alejandro Roark, Executive Director, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership

Additional Resources

LULAC News Article: Advocates and Private Sector Come Together to Call for Online Consumer Privacy as Tech Becomes Defining 2020 Issue

AT&T Policy Forum: Consumers Need Consistent Privacy Protections: Federal Legislative Actions