eventSeptember 25 2014

The Future of Redlining

Julia Angwin

Databite No. 9

Julia Angwin, on The Future of Redlining — is a discussion of areas where redlining may be occurring and topics that she may investigate in her work as a journalist at ProPublica. What does redlining look like in an era in which more personal data is available to more entities than ever before? Traditionally, redlining has been defined primarily as financial discrimination based on race. Now, in the era of big data, discrimination can take many more forms – from economic impact to government repression to denial of access to the marketplace of information – and can be targeted across many personal characteristics beyond race.

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