Ableism And Disability Discrimination In New Surveillance Technologies – Authors – Lydia X. Z. Brown, Ridhi Shetty, Matt Scherer, Andrew Crawford – The Center for Democracy & Technology.
Algorithmic technologies are everywhere. This ubiquity of algorithmic technologies has pervaded every aspect of modern life, and the algorithms are improving. But while algorithmic technologies may become better at predicting which restaurants someone might like or which music a person might enjoy listening to, not all of their possible applications are benign, helpful, or just. This report examines four areas where algorithmic and/or surveillance technologies are used to surveil, control, discipline, and punish people, with particularly harmful impacts on disabled people. They include: education, the criminal legal system, health care and the workplace.