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Willmary Escoto, Esquire

U.S. Policy Counsel

Willmary serves as the Policy Counsel for Access Now in the Washington D.C. region, where her work centers on the intersection of data protection, privacy, emerging technologies, and digital rights. With a keen focus on algorithmic bias and the implications for marginalized and vulnerable communities, her expertise extends to pivotal areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, and surveillance capitalism. Before her role at Access Now, Willmary was Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the National Hispanic Media Coalition. While in law school, she served as a Google Policy Fellow hosted by Public Knowledge in 2016. Willmary is a licensed attorney in Washington, D.C., holding a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Howard University School of Law. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Legislative and Policy Subcommittee within the Hispanic Bar Association of DC, showcasing her commitment to shaping legal discourse impacting her local community. Additionally, Willmary dedicates her time and expertise as a volunteer for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) KnowledgeNet Young Privacy Professional Volunteer initiative.
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U.S. Congress must oppose EARN IT Act, uphold freedom of expression and privacy

2 May 2023

Access Now is calling on the U.S. Congress to protect freedom of expression and privacy by opposing the EARN IT Act.

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U.S. Congress must oppose EARN IT Act, uphold freedom of expression and privacy
2 May 2023
U.S. Congress must oppose EARN IT Act, uphold freedom of expression and privacy
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed: “it’s a bad law”

Access Now NTIA Privacy Comments 2023

6 Mar 2023

Access Now’s feedback to the European Commission consultation on “Further specifying procedural rules relating to the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation.”

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Access Now NTIA Privacy Comments 2023
6 Mar 2023
Access Now NTIA Privacy Comments 2023

New U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy: a strong step forward, with room for improvement

3 Mar 2023

Access Now commends the U.S.’s National Cybersecurity Strategy that centers “respect for human rights,” but it still falls short on collaboration with stakeholders abroad.

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New U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy: a strong step forward, with room for improvement
3 Mar 2023
New U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy: a strong step forward, with room for improvement
Personal data protection and privacy

Put privacy first: new FTC surveillance and data security rules must protect people

22 Nov 2022

Access Now calls on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect people from harmful data practices and surveillance.

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Put privacy first: new FTC surveillance and data security rules must protect people
22 Nov 2022
Put privacy first: new FTC surveillance and data security rules must protect people
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Stop the deception: dos and don’ts for responsible online design

3 Nov 2022

“No more deceptive designs: dos and don’ts for responsible user experience practices” can help combat online manipulation.

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Stop the deception: dos and don’ts for responsible online design
3 Nov 2022
Stop the deception: dos and don’ts for responsible online design
deceptive designs US lawmakers

Stop the deception: dos and don’ts for responsible online design

3 Nov 2022

“No more deceptive designs: dos and don’ts for responsible user experience practices” can help combat online manipulation.

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Stop the deception: dos and don’ts for responsible online design
3 Nov 2022
Stop the deception: dos and don’ts for responsible online design
ITFlows artificial intelligence

Access Now applauds U.S. Blueprint for AI Bill of Rights, but more safeguards needed

6 Oct 2022

Access Now welcomes the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, but highlights the need to address the discriminatory impacts of AI systems.

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Access Now applauds U.S. Blueprint for AI Bill of Rights, but more safeguards needed
6 Oct 2022
Access Now applauds U.S. Blueprint for AI Bill of Rights, but more safeguards needed
U.S. Congressional briefing

U.S. Congressional briefing: what overturning Roe v. Wade means for digital rights

28 Sep 2022

This U.S. Congressional Briefing unpacked what the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade means for human rights and digital safety.

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U.S. Congressional briefing: what overturning Roe v. Wade means for digital rights
28 Sep 2022
U.S. Congressional briefing: what overturning Roe v. Wade means for digital rights
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Stop the misinformation experience: Spotify must intervene

24 Feb 2022

Through a letter to Daniel Ek, Co-Founder and CEO at Spotify, Access Now is urging the company to align with basic human rights principles.

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Stop the misinformation experience: Spotify must intervene
24 Feb 2022
Stop the misinformation experience: Spotify must intervene
what is disinformation

Joe Rogan and Spotify: Make content moderation about human rights

10 Feb 2022

Is Spotify willing to allow harmful content like COVID misinformation to spread, prioritizing the companyʼs bottom line over public health?

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Joe Rogan and Spotify: Make content moderation about human rights
10 Feb 2022
Joe Rogan and Spotify: Make content moderation about human rights