The High Tech Surveillance of Immigrants category focuses on mass surveillance within the U.S., surveillance that often leads to the arrest, jailing, and deportation of immigrants. This includes the companies that supply the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and particularly its agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with:
- Databases and case management tools used to identify and track people, like Palantir’s Investigative Case Management and Northrop Grumman’s HART biometric database
- Cloud infrastructure that powers these data systems, most notably Amazon’s
- Biometric collection and matching technologies such as face and iris matching algorithms by NEC Corporation
- Access to law enforcement and commercial databases that collect information on all U.S. residents, such as data brokers Thomson Reuters and RELX
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