OUR WORK

The Civil Rights, Privacy and Technology Table collaborates across sectors to attack threats to digital civil rights from all sides, and proactively identify and promote ways technology can advance equality. The Table’s working groups tackle some of the most pressing and consequential issues at the intersections of their fields.

Broadband Access

Expanding telecom access for all.

Commercial Data Practices

Working on issues at the intersection of civil rights and consumer protection, with a particular focus on discrimination and privacy issues raised by commercial data practices.

The Future of Work: Intersection of Worker Rights and Technology Issues

Seeking to create and expand on existing civil rights frames, strategies and knowledge that can support worker rights in the digital world.

Hate Speech and Online Propaganda

Focusing on various tech platforms’ internal practices and procedures that provide fertile ground for hate speech.

Immigrant Surveillance

Reining in high-tech tools to monitor and deport immigrants and their families.

Online Voter Suppression

Working to eliminate online intimidation, disinformation and targeted factual information designed to suppress or manipulate the votes of people from historically marginalized communities.

Policing Technology

Reining in law enforcement's use of technological tools, curbing widespread surveillance, promoting transparency and accountability and reducing the disparate impact of policing.

Risk Assessment

Focusing on the burgeoning implementation of algorithms in pretrial risk assessment systems on the local and state levels around the country.