The Color of Surveillance
Our country is waking up to the pervasiveness and brutality of policing in black communities. At the same time, we are engaged in the most important surveillance debate in a generation. Conversations about these trends rarely intersect.
On April 8, 2016, Georgetown Law and the Center on Privacy & Technology held a landmark conference to begin bridging that gap. Entitled The Color of Surveillance: Government Monitoring of the African American Community, the conference explored the role of law enforcement and national security surveillance in the relationship between African Americans and their government – beginning with the colonial era and continuing to the present day.
Read Center founder Alvaro Bedoya’s Slate essay on the “The Color of Surveillance” and watch conference highlights here.