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Opt Out Of ICE

by Media Alliance
Opt Out Of ICE
Opt Out Of ICE
Opt Out Of ICE
Opt Out Of ICE
Opt Out Of ICE
Opt Out Of ICE

Summary

California's vulnerable immigrant communities have a unique opportunity to file opt-outs to the data brokers that directly feed the deportation machine. We seek support to get this information out broadly and quickly.

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Challenge

The United States immigration system is in a shambles. Powered by xenophobic rhetoric, the agencies charged with administering immigration controls (ICE and Border Patrol), assisted by amoral tech companies, have been implementing a data driven human rights catastrophe around spying, surveillance, detention and deportation. US civil society has a moral responsibility to help the targeted communities in the US to protect themselves. This is a legal and safe way to reduce the terror.

Solution

New privacy laws passed in the State of California, home of one of the largest immigrant populations in the country, allow people to opt out of having their personal information, including addresses, driving patterns, and phone metadata and geolocation, sold to data brokers without their consent. Many of these data brokers, like Canadian multinational Thomson Reuters, have contracts to sell the personal information they buy to ICE. Stopping companies from selling it impedes ICE operations.

Long-Term Impact

The desired outcome of the project is to degrade the value of the personal information sales on California residents made by third party brokers to federal immigration enforcement agencies who are guilty of significant human rights violations including lengthy detention, false imprisonment, denial of medical care and harassment. At scale, a significant number of data privacy opt-outs will have an impact on federal immigration activities within California, and possibly the nation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.media-alliance.org
https:/​/​www.huffpost.com/​entry/​sanctuary-journali
https:/​/​www.fastcompany.com/​90248772/​data-firms-i
https:/​/​mijente.net/​notechforice/​

Organization Information

Media Alliance

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com@twrling
Media Alliance
Tracy Rosenberg
Project Leader:
Tracy Rosenberg
San Francisco, CA United States

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