Detecting criminal behavior before it takes place

Data distribution company LexisNexis provides US Immigration and Customs Enforcement with (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) tools to target people who they may commit a crime – before it actually happened, according to a contract published by The Intercept.

LexisNexis then allows ICE to track the movements of alleged criminals.

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A draft of the contract provides a rare glimpse into the controversial $16,8 million deal between LexisNexis and ICE, a federal law enforcement agency whose surveillance and raids on immigrant communities are widely criticized as brutal, unconstitutional and inhumane.

"The purpose of this program is mass surveillance," said Julie Mao, an attorney and co-founder of Just Futures Law, which is suing LexisNexis for illegally buying and selling personal data.

Julie Mao told The Intercept that the contract document is "an admission and indication that ICE aims to track people who have committed no crime without any criminal warrant without any evidence."

Αν και η εταιρεία είχε αρνηθεί να απαντήσει σε οποιεσδήποτε ερωτήσεις για το ποια ακριβώς δεδομένα πουλά στην ICE ή για ποιο σκοπό, το draft της σύμβασης περιγράφει το λογισμικό LexisNexis όχι μόνο σαν μια τεράστια δεξαμενή προσωπικών δεδομένων, αλλά και σαν ένα εξελιγμένο αναλυτικό που υποτίθεται ότι εντοπίζει ύποπτες δραστηριότητες των μεταναστών.

The document, a “statement of work performance” made by LexisNexis as part of its contract with ICE, was obtained by reporter Asher Stockler through a public records request and shared with The Intercept.

Η LexisNexis Risk Solutions, θυγατρική της μητρικής εταιρείας LexisNexis, υπέγραψε τη σύμβαση με την ICE, που λειτουργεί υπό την αιγίδα του of Internal Security, in 2021.

The document reveals that more than 11.000 ICE officials are using LexisNexis software as of 2021.

"This includes supporting all aspects of ICE's enforcement, lead-finding and criminal analysis activities," the document states. In practice, this means that ICE uses software to "automate" the hunt for people.

It's not clear how this data can be linked to immigration violations or any criminal activity, but the contract's use of the term “automation” indicates that ICE is to some extent allowing computers to make subsequent inferences about some human activity.

The contract specifically states that LexisNexis' analysis includes "detecting potentially criminal and fraudulent behavior before the crime and fraud takes place." The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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