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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level School District
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Education, Data & Technology
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts have introduced student activity monitoring software and other digital tools aimed at facilitating remote classroom management and driving student engagement. Though helpful, these tools can also be intrusive. This report examines...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The San Francisco Airport Commission's Quality Standards Program mandates higher minimum compensation and training for workers. This review assess the impact of the program, and finds that higher wages reduced turnover which consequentially improved security at airports....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Data & Technology
“Smart city” products are often touted as cost-efficient solutions to providing government services and addressing societal challenges, but in reality these technologies are no more intelligent than the data and algorithms behind them. Like other tools, their effectiveness depends...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
American democracy is at a crossroads. To deliver on the promise of a representative inclusive democracy our electoral system must provide every American the opportunity to meaningfully participate and make their voice heard in our democracy. That starts by guaranteeing that every...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, National
State(s) Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Texas
Source Center on Privacy & Technology
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Travelers on certain international flights departing from Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C., are having their faces scanned and compared to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) biometric database to verify their identity. This report...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source TransitCenter
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
Public transit agencies nationwide are offering new payment options, but many of these methods have the potential to significantly increase the personal data collected by transit agencies and their private subcontractors. Once collected, the data can be accessed by other government...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State, School District, National
State(s) All States
Source University of Michigan: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Policy Areas Education, Data & Technology
Facial recognition in schools risks amplifying and institutionalizing existing racial biases (resulting in disproportionate surveillance and humiliation of marginalized students), normalizing surveillance, and commodifying student data. This report strongly recommends that facial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Policy Areas Data & Technology
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, courts at all levels, from local trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States, have conducted legal proceedings using teleconferencing remote technology. This report outlines how remote hearings and trials have the potential to cause...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Community Resource Hub
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Safety, Data & Technology
Police use of emerging surveillance technology, including facial recognition software, Stingray devices (transmitters which scan and collect data from cell phones), and social media monitors, has become increasingly popular across the United States. This report presents an overview...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Face surveillance is an automated process that assists in identifying an individual based on their facial characteristics. This ordinance prohibits city agencies, departments, and divisions from possessing a face surveillance system or accessing information derived from a face surveillance...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety
This ordinance explicitly prohibits municipal departments from using facial recognition technology on city-issued software or devices. It also restricts the use of information obtained through facial recognition technology. City departments that inadvertently access technology that...

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