The Movement to Ban Government Use of Face Recognition

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Nathan Sheard & Adam Schwartz

“In the hands of police and other government agencies, face recognition technology presents an inherent threat to our privacy, free expression, information security, and social justice. Our faces are unique identifiers that can’t be left at home, or replaced like a stolen ID or compromised password. The technology facilitates covert mass surveillance of the places we frequent, people we associate with, and, purportedly, our emotional state. Fortunately, communities across the country are fighting back.” (05/05/22)