When local councils use data tools to classify us, what price freedom? | Kenan Malik
The Guardian Data Protection
JULY 21, 2019
From predictions of crime to identifying endangered children, we are in thrall to tech Are you a “metro high-flyer” or part of an “alpha family”? A “midlife renter” or a “cafes and catchments” sort? An “estate veteran” or a “bus-route renter”? You may not know, but if you live in Nottingham or Kent, your local council certainly does. And if you’re from Durham, so does the bobby on the beat.