Trading privacy for survival is another tax on the poor

Written by Ciara Byrne on Fast Company.

“Personal data is used to deny low-income people access to resources or opportunities, but it’s also used to target them with predatory marketing for payday loans or even straight-up scams.”

“ Undocumented immigrants, day laborers, homeless people, and those with criminal convictions suffer from another data extreme: living beyond the reach of the data collection systems needed to thrive in society, they gain so much “privacy” that they become increasingly invisible. Living in this surveillance gap can be as damaging as living under constant surveillance, and is often a reaction to it.”

Read ‘Trading privacy for survival is another tax on the poor’ on the Fast Company site.

Tagged with: systemic discrimination, privacy, algorithms.