Data & Society Research Institute
Bounty everything: hackers and the making of the global bug marketplace
This report provides a window into the working lives of hackers who participate in “bug bounty” programs—programs that hire hackers to discover and report bugs or other vulnerabilities in their systems.
Electronic Visit Verification: a guide to intersecting harms and policy consequences
The implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems highlights the risks of uncritical adoption of data-centric technologies in the provision of public services. This policy brief describes the harms that EVV and—technologies like it—create, and the stakes of continued inaction by federal and state governments.
Electronic Visit Verification: the weight of surveillance and the fracturing of care
This report argues that the surveillance of home care workers through a mobile app called Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) erodes the quality of personal care and offloads significant, unacknowledged burdens onto workers and service recipients.
Assembling accountability: Algorithmic Impact Assessment for the public interest
The Algorithmic Impact Assessment (AIA) is a new concept for regulating algorithmic systems and protecting the public interest. This report maps the challenges of constructing AIAs and provides a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of current and proposed AIA regimes.
The constant boss: work under digital surveillance
This report argues that policy-makers must build robust data protections that empower workers, not just consumers, and also broaden their understanding of algorithmic harms beyond bias and discrimination.