The Role of Data Protection in Safeguarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information Report
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a global non-profit focused on data privacy and protection, and experts from LGBT Tech — a national, nonpartisan group of LGBTQ+ organizations, academics, and technology organizations — released a report analyzing the role of data protection in safeguarding sexual orientation and gender identity information (SOGI).
FPF and LGBT Tech’s analysis shows that while individuals within the United States population are becoming more likely to accept and identify as LGBTQ+, civil rights protections — including the right to privacy — are under attack and still lag when it comes to protecting LGBTQ+ individuals. Moreover, FPF and LGBT Tech found that LGBTQ+ individuals are disproportionately impacted by privacy violations online. Today, LGBTQ+ communities still face significant barriers and prejudices from violence and discrimination, harming their right to equality and dignity.
On July 20, 2022, co-authors Amie Stepanovich, FPF’s Vice President of U.S. Policy, Chris Wood, Executive Director & Co-Founder of LGBT Tech, and Katelyn Ringrose, Policy Lead for Law Enforcement and Government Access at Google, dove deeper into the report and discussed considerations for policymakers, risks and harms of SOGI data, and more. Watch the conversation by clicking here.