Google Eyes and Big Brother Lies: Data, Privacy and Algorithmic Justice


We live under constant government and corporate surveillance, usually without our consent. Our personal data is being gathered, analyzed and sold at all hours of the day and night as we turn on our computers, tap on our smartphones, and move through public spaces. Our digital profiles serve as gatekeepers to life's necessities, determining how much we pay for credit, where we can live, and whether we will be arrested by the police.

These dynamics of automated decision-making are particularly harmful to marginalized communities. With a new presidential administration, there are new opportunities for passing laws to protect our data privacy and ensure algorithmic accountability. Will 2021 be the year in which Americans take control over our data privacy?

Join this panel of experts in data and technology as we discuss developments in data privacy and the fight for digital justice. Hear from University of Baltimore Law Venable Prof. Michele E. Gilman , who recently completed a fellowship with Data & Society; Mutale Nkonde , founding CEO of AI for the People and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; and Matthew Stubenberg , associate director of legal technology in the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School, and an adjunct professor at UB School of Law. UB Law Prof. Colin Starger , director of its Legal Data & Design Clinic, will moderate the discussion.

Register here. The webinar will be recorded and will be available for viewing 24 hours after the event here.


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