facial recognition

Between Law Enforcement, Airlines, and Tech Companies, Facial Recognition in Air Travel is Quickly Soaring

A new article from DNYUZ makes a compelling case that facial recognition identification at US airports is on track to explode in the coming years.

To begin with, many Americans may not realize how pervasive biometric identification, of which … Read more »

Mixed Bag Illinois Law Unleashes Drones on Populace, But Guarantees FR and Weapons Limits

According to The Register, a new Illinois law signed by governor Pritzker overhauls the rules regulating law enforcement use of drones, to mixed effect. The law, known as the “Drones as First Responders Act,” grants police in the … Read more »

The Technological Leaps Hitting the Market Show the True Face of Facial Recognition

A new report from the LA Times reveals the frightening scale of potential civil liberties violations posed by recent advances in facial recognition technology. The piece profiles a company called Vintra which is showcasing the “co-appearance” feature of its … Read more »

Illinois’s Nation-Leading Biometric Privacy Protections Continue to Strengthen

Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court set a milestone legal precedent to strengthen the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (or “BIPA”). The ruling expands the scope of possible enforcement of already potent biometric privacy protections.

In the case before the … Read more »

Senators Continue to Push Legislation Curbing Facial Recognition Use By Federal and State Governments

Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has formally reintroduced his “Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act”. Initially debuted in the Senate chambers in 2021, Markey has been persistent in reintroducing it.

If passed, the bill would be a first for regulating … Read more »

Restore the Fourth Underscores Threat to Digital Rights in Feature Appearance on Cybersecurity Podcast

In the most recent episode of the Open Source Security Podcast, Chris Weiland of Restore the Fourth Minnesota makes a compelling case for the need for civil liberties organizations to take the fight for Americans’ constitutional freedoms to digital … Read more »

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 »

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