To get there, we should:
- Collaborate across sectors to shape the agenda. Making changes this significant must be a collective effort. We need researchers, policymakers, and advocates to work together toward common goals. That could also mean learning from efforts from abroad.
- Incorporate health equity principles into digital policy frameworks. Discussions about health, equity, and privacy are often siloed. To make real progress, we must bring these discussions together. Better data privacy practices must also take into account how companies market, especially to young people and communities of color.
- Leverage companies’ commitments to push for change. Leading food, advertising, and media corporations have made strong public commitments to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, yet many of these promises have not been fulfilled. Advocates should continue to track those commitments and apply public pressure to curtail the use of discriminatory target marketing practices.