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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This fall, the Policing Project is excited to welcome three new full-time fellows to our staff. The fellows will work to develop creative and innovative ways to reshape constitutional and administrative law toward promoting democratic accountability in policing.
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.
Today, the Camden County Police Department announced adoption of its innovative, revised use of force policy drafted with the help of the Policing Project. The new policy — vetted and revised with the ACLU of New Jersey — is one of the most progressive use of force policies in the nation.
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 explores 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?”