Palantir Has Secretly Been Using New Orleans to Test Its Predictive Policing Technology

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Palantir Has Secretly Been Using New Orleans to Test Its Predictive Policing Technology

March 1, 2018 | by Ali WinstonThe Verge

A new article by Ali Winston has pulled back the curtain on a secretive predictive policing agreement in New Orleans. For years, New Orleans’ residents’ data have been used without their knowledge (and the knowledge of many of their elected officials) to try to predict which of them might commit a crime. In addition to concerns around privacy and civil liberties, there are also outstanding questions about the effectiveness of the model.

This piece highlights many of the same ethical questions NCCD has raised about civil liberties and the use of data. For NCCD’s perspective on how to use predictive models ethically in justice settings, click here.