The 2019 Innovations in Technology Conference will be held at the JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. All attendees must register using the conference registration website
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Wednesday, January 9 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Privacy and Data Security Concerns from the Perspective of Low-Income Communities in the United States

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Over the past few years, technology has emerged as a potential solution to addressing the justice gap. Low-income people regularly have to share their personal information with city, state, and federal agencies to determine their eligibility for certain social service programs. Research has shown that most people do not understand the complexity of our privacy laws related to data gathering and sharing. For the legal tech industry to succeed, it must not neglect the existing concerns others have encountered when working to address the needs of underserved populations. In this session, the panel will raise awareness about privacy issues from the perspective of low-income and underserved communities. Additionally, the panelists will share their insights on how to build purposeful data collection models, which are those where data-gathering and sharing is limited to fulfilling the intended goal of the program and potential recipients are knowledgeable about how their data will be used and the risks associated with the disclosure of said information.

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Virginia Eubanks

Assoc Professor of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY
Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor... Read More →
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Andres Y. Gonzalez

Law Student, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Andres is a 3L at the University of Hawaii and was the ATJ Tech Fellow at LawHelpNY last summer. Moving from Cuba at the age of 20, Andres worked tirelessly to learn English and continue his college education. He received a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University and currently... Read More →
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Irene Mo

Irene Mo is an attorney based in the Bay Area. Previously, she was a fellow with the ABA Center for Innovation. Her fellowship project focused on the privacy and data security risks faced by low-income and marginalized individuals. For her work at the Center, Irene was recognized... Read More →
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Mary O'Shaughnessy

Her Justice, Director of Information Services
Mary joined Her Justice in 2009. As director of information services, Mary is responsible for everything that relates to the information/technology system, including managing systems and vendors, conducting user trainings, developing documentation, creating reports, and implementing... Read More →

Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm CST
Maurepas 3rd Floor