With technology front and center in the response to two pandemics our country is facing — COVID-19 and the killing of Black people at the hands of police — civil rights advocacy groups are pushing tech companies to do better.

“Tech companies are replacing government functions,” such as contact tracing, which can rely on phone location data. The danger there: local and state governments are investing taxpayer money in different types of unproven technology, with a patchwork of data-handling procedures that may risk citizens’ privacy.” 

Malkia Devich-Cyril via Race and Coronavirus


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