facial recognition

Facial Recognition Adoption Remains Unchecked Even as Government Warns of Anti-Minority Bias

A new piece by Motherboard reports that the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a warning that facial recognition technology remains dangerously biased against those of non-white racial backgrounds, women, and other historically marginalized groups. Specifically, … Read more »

California Legislature Passes Three-Year Ban on Facial Recognition Use with Police Body Cameras

Last week, the California State Assembly passed a bill that would bar any law enforcement agency in the state from using facial recognition technology in conjunction with body cameras for a period of three years. The bill, passed by a … Read more »

San Francisco Debuts Nation’s First Facial Recognition Regulation with Ban on Government Use

An article last week from Wired reported that San Francisco has passed the nation’s first ban on government use of facial recognition technology. Enacted by the city’s Board of Supervisors, the measure was adopted as part of a suite of … Read more »

San Francisco Moves to Prohibit Government Use of Facial Recognition and Limit Surveillance Technology

According to a new piece by The Atlantic, San Francisco legislators are moving ahead with a bill that would prohibit city government agencies from using facial recognition technology. While the draft legislation, known as the “Stop Secret Surveillance … Read more »

Proposed Amendment Would Place Chicago Under Gaze of Colossal Facial Recognition Surveillance Network

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a CCDBR partner organization through its Electronic Frontier Alliance, city officials are considering a change to the municipal code that would allow private businesses in Chicago to deploy facial recognition software as part of … Read more »

Law Enforcement Around the Country is Quietly Enlisting the Private Sector to Develop Real-Time Facial Recognition Capability

Once relegated to the fanciful flights of science fiction, facial recognition technology has not only reached sufficient maturity to enter the market, but has even entered mainstream consumer consciousness as a tool of convenience. One need only ask the satisfied … Read more »

Unchecked Facial Recognition Programs Could Severely Erode Privacy When Coupled with Police Body Cameras

UPDATE: In an announcement last week, Taser launched a broad, ambitious promotional campaign to equip local law enforcement around the country with body cameras by providing free body cameras to any police department interested in acquiring them. The promotion, concurrent with the unveiling of … Read more »

Privacy Hangs In The Balance As Facial Recognition Technology Takes Over

Many mainstream media outlets have reported on the silent rise of facial recognition technology as a convenient shortcut catering to government and corporate interests in recent weeks.

Of course, this trend is of grave concern to privacy advocates. There are … Read more »

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