Principles to Protect Civil Rights in a Technological Era
October 26, 2020 | Grantee News | Technology in the Public Interest

The use of big data, artificial intelligence, and technology presents challenges for civil rights, but the 2020 Civil Rights Principles suggest steps to proactively protect communities’ civil liberties. Technology can enhance safety and economic opportunity, but often results in oversurveillance and encoded bias. The principles, created by advocates in technology and civil liberties including MacArthur grantees, include limits on profiling and surveillance, increasing oversight and transparency, defining ‘reasonable use’ and data rights, ensuring constitutional rights are consistently applied to technology, and actively countering bias in technological systems.

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