Disability Discrimination and Automated Surveillance Technologies

In this episode, guest host Caitlin Chin joins Lydia X. Z. Brown and Ridhi Shetty of the Center for Democracy & Technology to discuss why automated surveillance technologies can pose disproportionate harms for disabled individuals. They discuss how algorithms are often built around ableist norms and standards, and why the rise of automated surveillance technologies across numerous use cases—including remote proctoring, social media tracking, and worker productivity monitoring—both reinforce risks of discrimination and present new legal and policy challenges.

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