Policing Project Releases ShotSpotter Privacy Audit
Our audit of the most widely used gunshot detection technology in the United States has led to substantial change in its operations and policy.
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Technology has drastically shaped our society and our lives, with equal potential for both incredible good and devastating harm. Join us for a conversation with Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, to discuss his newly released book, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age, in the context of policing technology, with special emphasis on the ethics of AI, privacy legislation and the need for regulation on facial recognition.
Face recognition as a technology has been the topic of much debate among both policymakers and AI practitioners recently. And justifiably so. Here, we present a conversation, in the form of questions and answers, between a policy analyst and a technologist.
The Policing Project’s new blog series aims to aid in this purpose by providing basic information on one of the more complex—and rapidly changing—areas of policing: the use of biometric technologies. For our first blog in this series, we explore face recognition, covering some common questions like, “How are police using this technology?” and “How does the technology work?”
Today, the Policing Project at New York University School of Law released a privacy audit and assessment of ShotSpotter, the most widely used gunshot detection technology in the United States, currently operating in nearly 100 jurisdictions across the country.
Policing Project Senior Program Manager Regina Holloway has been selected as a 2019 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity. As part of her fellowship, Regina recently traveled to Johannesburg with her cohort of 20 fellows from South Africa and the United States.