Part three in a series of Conversations on The Datafied State.
Tamara K. Nopper (Sociologist and writer; Former fellow at Data for Progress, 2021-22 Fellow at Data & Society, and Affiliate of The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies) and Chaz Arnett (Legal scholar and advocate; Associate Professor of Law at University of Maryland School of Law) in conversation with Raúl Carrillo (Deputy Director of the LPE Project and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School) and Alyx Goodwin (Deputy Campaign Director at Action Center on Race and the Economy)
This panel focuses attention on how datafication processes are related to social control and surveillance, whether policing and the criminal punishment system or credit scoring systems and monitoring the use of cash. State power is expanded through the widening net of surveillance and the use of tools of automated detection and enforcement, which maintains racial and class hierarchies. Our panel also examines how communities and organizations are resisting the datafied state and its particular impact on Black and people of color communities, including efforts to regulate data collection, politically organize against harmful data initiatives, or propose policies that attempt more ethical data processes.
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