We are excited to share that the Surveillance, Tech, & Immigration Policing Project has transitioned to an independent organization, the Surveillance Resistance Lab. After 11 years at IDP, Mizue Aizeki will transition to lead the Lab full-time. In the 6 years since Mizue started focusing on surveillance at IDP, her work on this issue has grown rapidly. In 2021, she founded the Surveillance, Tech, &Immigration Policing Project, focusing on cutting-edge issues including the rapid expansion of migrant control technology at the border (as well as internally and externally), the increasing role of tech corporations in undermining democracy and local governance, and the commodification of data through “smart city” programs. Alli Finn joined the project in January 2022 and will be transitioning with Mizue as the Lab’s Senior Researcher & Organizer.
The Surveillance, Tech, and Immigration Policing Project challenged the growing surveillance state by focusing on policing and migrant control, and tackled the rapidly expanding role of technology corporations in undermining local governance. This included research and campaigns on the rapid expansion of migrant control technology at the border and the commodification of data through “smart city” programs. The project supported organizing to build collective public knowledge and political infrastructure to end state violence and to grow a just digital future.