The Parr Center and PPE Present: Alvaro Bedoya, “ICE’s American Dragnet”
November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
“ICE’s American Dragnet”
When people discuss government surveillance, they usually talk about the NSA, the FBI, or perhaps the police. They rarely mention Immigration & Customs Enforcement even though the agency has unfurled a veritable dragnet of surveillance, data collection, and information sharing since its creation after September 11th. As a result, major questions about ICE’s surveillance activities and capabilities remain unanswered: How does ICE get and use its data? How often does ICE access it? How broadly does this surveillance spread across the American population? The Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law has engaged in a two-year investigation, including over one hundred Freedom of Information requests, that will offer new answers to many of these questions. In this lecture, Professor Alvaro Bedoya of Georgetown Law, founding director of the Center, will discuss this research.
Alvaro Bedoya is the Founding Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law School. He established the Privacy Center in 2014 with a focus on exposing and countering the “the color of surveillance” – surveillance’s disparate impact on people of color, immigrants, and other historically marginalized people. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Slate. He has just been nominated by President Biden for a seat on the Federal Trade Commission.