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Welcome to NYC School of Data — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around civic data, technology, and service design. This year’s conference concludes NYC’s annual Open Data Week & features 60+ sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community! Our conversations & workshops will feed your mind and empower you to improve your neighborhood. Follow the conversation #nycSOdata on twitter and tune into our live stream (provided by the Internet Society New York Chapter).

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Saturday, March 7 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ending NYPD’s Digital Stop-and-Frisk: The Fight for the POST Act

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For years, the NYPD used increasingly invasive surveillance tools without any public accountability. The department runs a sprawling facial recognition database, DNA archives of children, automated license plate readers that track nearly every car in the city, and much more.

The NYPD’s biased and broken surveillance tools particularly threaten undocumented communities, creating a treasure trove of tracking data for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). These systems also have a proven track record of discriminating against New Yorkers of Color, putting Black and Latin/x New Yorkers at higher risk of false arrest and worse.

Currently, the NYPD is allowed to buy these spy tools without telling the public how they are used, how long data can be retained, or whether surveillance can be shared with the federal government. Learn how our campaign to enact the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act and ensure that the public understands how our communities are being policed.

For More Information: www.POSTAct.org

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Council Member Brad Lander

New York City Council
Brad Lander is a member of the New York City Council, representing the 39th District in Brooklyn. Brad serves as the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy. He co-founded the Council’s Progressive Caucus, helped bring participatory budgeting to NYC, and has led the way toward a more... Read More →
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Albert Fox Cahn

Founder, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project
Albert Fox Cahn is the founder and executive director of Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP), and a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at N.Y.U. School of Law. In addition to his work at S.T.O.P., Mr. Cahn serves on the Immigrant Leaders Council... Read More →
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Laura Hecht-Felella

Counsel & Fellow, Brennan Center
Laura Hecht-Felella is the George A. Katz Fellow with the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. Previously, Laura worked at Brooklyn Legal Services, where she represented low-income New Yorkers in litigation seeking to prevent displacement and preserve affordable... Read More →
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Saye Joseph

Policy and Advocacy Manager, BYP100
Saye (pronounced as sah-yay!) is a migrant from Saint Lucia, a young budding anarchist, policy nerd, and abolitionist working through a Black queer feminist lens. Saye is passionate about creating tangible steps to dismantling the carceral system and institutions that oppress Black... Read More →

Saturday March 7, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EST
2-301 (220 ppl)