2021 • 10 months • Technology in the Public Interest
The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) litigates and advocates for privacy, working to abolish local governments' systems of mass surveillance. Its work highlights the discriminatory impact of surveillance on Muslim Americans, immigrants, the LGBT+ community, indigenous peoples, and communities of color, particularly the unique trauma of anti-Black policing. The award supports a series of policy-oriented white papers exploring the harms and claimed benefits of "smart cities" technology using community-centered partnerships and in-depth research.