We welcome Rashida Richardson as a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers Law School and the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law. Rashida specializes in race, emerging technologies and the law, researching the social and civil rights implications of data driven technologies, including artificial intelligence, and develops policy interventions and regulatory strategies regarding data driven technologies, government surveillance, racial discrimination, and the technology sector.  She received her BA with honors in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law.

Among her works are: Dirty Data, Bad Predictions: How Civil Rights Violation Impact Police Data, Predictive Policing Systems and Justice, Litigating Algorithms 2019 US Report: New Challenges to Government Use of Algorithmic Decision Systems, Confronting Black Boxes: A Shadow Report of the New York City Automated Decision System Task Force, Algorithmic Accountability Policy Toolkit, and A Governance Framework for Algorithmic Accountability and Transparency.

Rashida’s research and policy work is supported by the Ford, Macarthur, Open Society, and Annie E. Casey Foundations.