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The Relentless “Eye”

The Relentless “Eye” – Local Surveillance: Its impact on human rights and its relationship to National and International surveillance A package of statements from some of the grassroots (and national) organizations struggling against local police surveillance abuses, including May First/People Link, MAG-Net, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Media Alliance, Generation Justice, Media Mobilizing Project, Champaign-Urbana Indymedia Read more

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Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future

Key decisions that shape people’s lives—decisions about jobs, healthcare, housing, education, criminal justice and other key areas—are, more and more often, being made automatically by computers. As a result, a growing number of important conversations about civil rights, which focus on how these decisions are made, are also becoming discussions about how computer systems work. Read more

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Civil Rights Principles for the Era of Big Data

A diverse coalition of civil and human rights organizations, media justice advocates, and good government groups publicly released a core set of Civil Rights Principles for the Era of Big Data in February 2014. The Principles are intended to inform corporations, law enforcement, and state and federal policymakers about the critical impacts on civil rights Read more

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2014 Knowledge Exchange Report

2014 Knowledge Exchange Report from the Center for Media Justice & Consumers Union- Digital Discrimination: Big Data, Surveillance & Racial Justice. Participants grappled with the queston, what does it take to build a movement in the era of digital surveillance?

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Digital Discrimination: Big Data, Surveillance, & Racial Justice

As we speak, our movements are being tracked, and our personal information sold to the highest bidder. More and more we see the militarization of police departments and the tragic consequences are clear from New York, to L.A., to Ferguson. While the platforms and methods may be new, we know that there is a long Read more

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Consumers, Big Data, and Online Tracking in the Retail Industry: A Case Study of Walmart

Consumers, Big Data, and Online Tracking in the Retail Industry is the first independent analysis of Walmart’s efforts to gather and track consumer information online, and use that information to shape marketing strategies. The report found that Walmart tracks the personal data of up to 145 million Americans, and shares that data with at least Read more