Washington, DC - OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates released the following statement commenting on the Japanese American Citizens League’s (JACL) opinion piece on privacy for the Morning Consult:
OCA commends JACL and David Inoue for highlighting the significant impact that privacy has had on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Over 120,000 Americans were placed in internment camps while data about Japanese-Americans from the census was sent to the U.S. Secret Service during World War II. Privacy is still an important and concerning issue today as we question who has access to our information and data. OCA calls on Congress to address concerns surrounding regulation of the internet to provide better security for Americans and to resolve the differing protections in various states.
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific American Islanders (AAPI’s.)