Rachel Goodman was a Staff Attorney with the Racial Justice Program, where she focused on economic justice issues, particularly on discrimination in housing and lending, and on algorithmic discrimination. She represented the plaintiffs in Sandvig v. Lynch, a constitutional challenge to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act brought on behalf of computer researchers and journalists wishing to test websites for discrimination but chilled by the prospect of criminal liability. She also litigated cases addressing discrimination in the subprime mortgage securitization system, racial profiling in air travel, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Ms. Goodman drafted amicus briefs for proceedings at all levels and engaged in direct advocacy to private companies on data and discrimination issues, in partnership with privacy advocates and technologists inside and outside of the ACLU. She clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Fellow, and from Yale College.
Feb 8, 2017
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Facebook Takes Steps to Keep Targeted Advertising From Violating Its Users’ Civil Rights
Jun 29, 2016
ACLU Challenges Computer Crimes Law That is Thwarting Research on Discrimination Online
Mar 15, 2016
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Dec 3, 2015
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May 6, 2015
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Apr 22, 2015
There Is No ‘Suspected Terrorist Activity’ Exception to the Constitution
Jan 23, 2015
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Oct 27, 2014
FTC Needs to Make Sure Companies Aren’t Using Big Data to Discriminate
Jul 18, 2014
Making Flying While Brown Safe Again