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687 permits use of interagency government data in predictive analytic systems
to create maps and models predicting future occurrences of child abuse and
Risk modelling using data without the knowledge or consent of Texas families is invasive and will likely lead to innocent families being mapped or tracked. Criminal justice research has debunked pre-crime prediction as intrusive and unreliable. SB 687 brings discredited practice to bear on Texas families.Provisions prohibiting the targeting of individuals are insufficient assurance where data is widely shared with universities and agencies that stand to benefit from the big data system the bill creates.
For these reasons we oppose SB 687 as a violation of limited government.