Sunday, January 21

Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has requested assistance from the automotive and wireless industry to ensure the safety and independence of domestic abuse survivors.

She wrote to nine automakers and three major wireless service providers this month seeking to protect survivors from further harassment due to connected smart technology. Particular concerns surround the handling of geolocation data and the ability to disconnect from hands-free technology.

“No survivor of domestic violence and abuse should have to choose between giving up their car and allowing themselves to be stalked and harmed by those who can access its data and connectivity,” said Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “We must do everything we can to help survivors stay safe. We need to work with auto and wireless industry leaders to find solutions.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Chair Rosenworcel as she seeks to ensure the safety and independence of survivors of domestic violence.
  • For the officials in the auto and wireless companies to provide the necessary information to assist survivors.
  • For the president and members of his administration as they endeavor to protect survivors from intimidation or harassment by perpetrators.
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