Telecommunications and Technology

As access to technology transitions from being a benefit to an absolute necessity in our everyday lives, understanding the telecommunications- and technology-related needs of our diverse community becomes increasingly important. While digital innovation continues to be a boon for Asian Americans, it also represents a potential source of mischief and real-world harm. Our work focuses on ensuring that the principles of opportunity, fairness, and equity are protected online.

Telecom and Tech

Access

Many members of our community are impacted by the digital divide, disadvantaged by a lack of digital access and/or digital literacy. As a result, we advocate for increased broadband deployment and adoption, an open internet that protects and fosters creative and diverse content, and the reduction of barriers to critical technology services.

Privacy

In the era of big data collection, Asian Americans are particularly vulnerable to having their personal data divulged by data brokers. We are committed to pushing for a digital privacy regime that keeps the interests of our community in mind, such as making sure that limited English proficient individuals are able to understand terms of service and breach notifications.

Diversity in Tech

While many technology companies have taken steps to address the lack of racial and gender diversity in the technology sector, they have yet to collectively build effective tools for recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees of diverse backgrounds. Advancing Justice | AAJC continues to work to ensure that communities of color are not left behind in the world of innovation and advancement.

AAPI Tech Table

Through the AAPI Tech Table, Advancing Justice | AAJC engages other Asian American organizations on critical technology-related issues. Together, our organizations work on formulating comprehensive digital privacy policies and combatting biased digital surveillance, online toxicity, and violence-inciting content.