Articles by Gaurav Laroia Gaurav works alongside the policy team on topics ranging from internet-freedom issues like Net Neutrality and media ownership to consumer privacy and government surveillance. Read more about Gaurav Laroia Explainer Diversity in Media Ownership Comcast Is Trying to Undermine a Historic Civil-Rights Law October 25, 2019 On Nov. 13, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Comcast that would make it harder for victims of discrimination to take legal action. Insights & Opinions Privacy Privacy Rights Are Civil Rights. We Need to Protect Them. March 14, 2019 Online companies are exploiting our privacy, and in some cases are using our data to discriminate. Our model bill would change that. Explainer Privacy Bounty Hunters Spying on You? The FCC Doesn't Care January 11, 2019 Major U.S. cellular carriers have been selling their customers’ location information, letting it fall into the hands of actual bounty hunters. Insights & Opinions Privacy The Privacy-Law Debate Is Heating Up Again in D.C. September 24, 2018 The Senate majority refused to invite even one public-interest group to counter industry talking points at a kick-off hearing on consumer-privacy proposals. Insights & Opinions Net Neutrality Media Consolidation How the AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Ruin the Open Internet June 20, 2018 Companies like AT&T now have the power to crush competition, limit access of new entrants to the media marketplace, stifle critical voices and promote their own content. Insights & Opinions Net Neutrality All the Details on Pai's Internet-Breaking Plan November 22, 2017 Today FCC Chairman Pai released his draft order to eradicate Net Neutrality. It’s everything that ISPs like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon could have wanted. Insights & Opinions Net Neutrality All the Details on Pai's Net Neutrality-Destroying Plan May 31, 2017 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Net Neutrality proposal is as harmful as we expected it to be. Here's what you need to know. Explainer Surveillance The Assault on Freedom of Speech Has Begun at the Border February 2, 2017 Customs and Border Patrol agents acting without clear legal authority are demanding social-media information and more at the border. Insights & Opinions Net Neutrality Privacy Breaking Down the FCC's Proposal to Protect Broadband Privacy April 21, 2016 ISPs shouldn’t be able to sell information about their customers’ private lives without permission. Here’s how the FCC’s proposal would protect people.