Hogan Lovells Partner Highlights Value of Big Data in Fighting Discrimination

Hogan Lovells Partner Highlights Value of Big Data in Fighting Discrimination

In an article published by <re/code>, Hogan Lovells Partner Christopher Wolf, working with Jules Polonetsky, Wolf’s co-chair at the Future of Privacy Forum, explores novel applications of Big Data in combatting discrimination and advancing civil rights. As highlighted by Wolf and Polonetsky, Big Data analytics has already begun empowering society to limit and remedy discrimination and follows the legacy of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990, which produce comprehensive statistics on hate crimes for law enforcement. For Big Data: Putting the Heat on Hate, click here. For Big Data: A Tool for Fighting Discrimination and Empowering Groups,” a report prepared in partnership between the Anti-Defamation League and the Future of Privacy Forum to highlight early results from the use of Big Data in the field of civil rights, click here.

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