Under the Algorithm: Your Privacy and Civil Rights in Housing – Recording

September 14, 2023

What would you do if you discovered that your application for a mortgage or a rental unit was rejected—and you suspected it was due to discrimination? Existing remedies would require that you prove the housing provider was illegally discriminating against you.  But what do you do when it’s not a person making that decision—it’s an algorithm?

On Thursday, September 14th 12-1pm PT / 3-4pm ET, TechEquity Collaborative and the National Fair Housing Alliance explored this new age of housing and data. We learned how we can shape housing tech to strengthen personal privacy and civil rights and enact the policies we need to protect renters and homeowners alike.

The webinar was moderated by Snigdha Sharma, Senior Tech Equity Analyst at the National Fair Housing Alliance. Panelists included:

  • Samantha Gordon, Chief Programs Officer at TechEquity Collaborative
  • Christopher Lee, Principal Privacy Engineer at MITRE
  • Michele E. Gilman, Venable Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty Research & Development Director, Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, Co-Director, Center on Applied Feminism
  • Prashant Sharma, Co-founder and CTO of Secuvy


  • Webinar kicked off at 12:00 PM
  • Panel discussion began at 12:05 PM
  • Q&A from attendees from 12:40-1:00 PM


This discussion was hosted on Zoom.