Rashida Richardson

Rashida Richardson is a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers Law School and the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and the Law, where she specializes in race, emerging technologies and the law. Rashida researches 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. Rashida has previously worked on a range of civil rights issues as the Director of Policy Research at New York University’s AI Now Institute, Legislative Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of New York (NYCLU), and staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy. Rashida currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, the Advisory Board of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, the Board of Directors of the College & Community Fellowship, Advisory Board for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Board of Directors for Data for Black Lives, Advisory Board for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and she is an affiliate and Advisory Board member of the Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies. She received her BA with honors in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law.

Selected Publications:
  1. Richardson, R., & Kak, A. (2020). It’s time for a reckoning about this foundational piece of police technology. Slate.
  2. Kak, A., & Richardson, R. (2020). Artificial intelligence policies must focus on impact and accountability. Centre for International Governance Innovation.
  3. Richardson, R. (2019). Win the war against algorithms: Automated Decision Systems are taking over far too much of government. Daily News.
  4. Richardson, R. (Ed.) (2019). Confronting black boxes: A shadow report of the New York City automated decision system task force. New York: AI Now Institute.
  5. Richardson, R., Schultz, J. M., & Southerland, V. M. (2019). Litigating algorithms 2019 US report: New challenges to government use of algorithmic decision systems. New York: AI Now Institute.
  6. Richardson, R., Schultz, J. M., & Crawford, K. (2019). Dirty data, bad predictions: How civil rights violations impact police data, predictive policing systems, and justice. New York University Law Review.
  7. Koene, A., Clifton, C., Hatada, Y., Webb, H., Patel, M., Machado, C., LaViolette, J., Richardson, R., & Reisman, D. (2019). A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency. European Parliamentary Research Service.
  8. Whittaker, M., Crawford, K., Dobbe, R., Fried, G., Kaziunas, E., Mathur, V., West, S. M., Richardson, R., Schultz, J., & Schwartz, O. (2018). AI Now report 2018. New York: AI Now.
  9. AI Now. (2018). Algorithmic accountability policy toolkit. New York: AI Now Institute.