InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age

InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age

New America Foundation
Wednesday April 30, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Now more than ever, digital tools sit at a precarious tipping point, and many question whether they will be used to address pre-existing disparities, or further entrench them. Specifically, the Internet and new networked technologies often increase the threat of mass surveillance and digital discrimination against communities of color, migrant and low-wage workers, and low-income families, amplifying problems of criminalization, deportation, poverty and overall insecurity. Data mining, location tracking, fusion centers and the brokering of sensitive financial profiles require a race forward analysis.

Join us for a conversation that stretches from intent to impact. Using contemporary examples from across the country, we'll explore what digital rights and privacy safeguards are needed to ensure our nation's most vulnerable communities are not placed at greater risk for violations of their civil and human rights.

Featured Speakers:
Seeta Peña Gangadharan
Senior Research Fellow,
Open Technology Institute

Chris Calabrese
Legislative Counsel,

Hamid Khan
Campaign Coordinator,
Stop LAPD Spying

Grace Sheedy
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)

Malkia Cyril
Founder and Executive Director,
Center for Media Justice

To RSVP for the event:

For questions, contact Kirsten Holtz at New America at (202) 735-2806 or [email protected]

If you are unable to attend in person, tune in to the live webcast of the event. No sign up is required to view streaming video.

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