November 28 Tuesday

The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 121
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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People often think of face recognition technology as some science fiction future. In reality, a recent report by the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law found that half of all American adults are in a police or FBI face recognition network. Police face recognition technology is much more pervasive than people realize — yet it is not subject to any meaningful system of regulation. In this talk, Alvaro Bedoya and Clare Garvie will discuss The Perpetual Line-Up, the Center's recent year-long investigation into police use of face recognition. In a world where we have no (formal) reasonable expectation of privacy in public, what protections does the Fourth Amendment provide for your face and police technologies that track it? Does the First Amendment protect us against the scanning of faces in a protest, or does it also provide few protections? How should judges and policymakers address face recognition systems' apparent demographic bias in enrollment and accuracy?

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, Privacy Lab, TechSoc

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