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Prof. Elizabeth Joh on Big Data and Policing
Prof. Joh will be discussing surveillance discretion and the use of new technologies and big data by local police departments to target individuals. New surveillance technologies have produced a dramatic shift in the way that individuals and communities are targeted by police, and while attention has been drawn to new technologies used by the NSA, the use of similar technologies and the scope of discretion by police departments has received less attention. Prof. Joh proposes ways to provide oversight over this expanding area. Responses will be provided by Harvard Kennedy School Adjunct Lecturer and Program in Criminal Justice Senior Research Fellow Thomas Abt and by Cyberlaw Clinical Instructor Vivek Krishnamurthy. Cosponsored by the WLA Venture Fund (made possible by the generous contributions of Kirkland & Ellis LLP). Special thanks to the DOS Grant Fund for providing funding for this symposium. Non-pizza lunch will be served.