As we say goodbye to 2020 (good riddance!), what are key policy debates to look out for in 2021 that implicate technology and social justice? Because 2020 has been a turbulent year, raising many equity issues to the fore, I want to focus on those tech policies that will have the greatest impact on theContinue reading “Social Justice and Tech Policy: What To Expect in 2021”
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Algorithmic Unfairness and Racial Injustice in America’s Criminal Legal System
In America, we are currently living through a moment of heightened awareness of racialized police brutality and, in response, the reawakening of a racial justice movement. In this same period, we’ve seen an incredible expansion in the use of data analytics and AI technologies in almost all industries, including the criminal legal system. No oneContinue reading “Algorithmic Unfairness and Racial Injustice in America’s Criminal Legal System”
Second Chance for the Washington Privacy Act?
freeimages.com This week the Washington state legislature reintroduced the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), which failed to pass last year. A lot of the same controversial points remain, so can it pass this year? Will 2020 be the year of proliferating state privacy legislation, especially if no federal statute materializes?