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Face RECOGNITION Legislation ROUNDTABLE

HOSTED BY THE POLICING PROJECT AND THE INFORMATION LAW INSTITUTE

Friday, November 1, 2019 at NYU Law

A one-day convening of policymakers, citizen advocates, industry representatives, law enforcement officials, legal scholars and technologists exploring the policy responses to face recognition’s potential benefits and dangers.

This event is generously supported by Microsoft.


Machine-learning innovations and burgeoning troves of facial images have spurred swift advances in automated face recognition. Avid proponents tout the technology’s potential for radical improvements in fields ranging from policing to assistance for the blind, while ardent opponents warn of threats to civil liberties, including concerns of racial and gender inequities.

These developments have caught the attention of federal, state and local policymakers, as well as advocacy groups, academics, and law enforcement officers. However, these stakeholders often do not have the opportunity to speak directly to one another, much less work together to find common ground on this complicated and rapidly developing issue. We’d like to change that.

In collaboration with the Information Law Institute, the Policing Project is hosting a Face Recognition Roundtable to facilitate an honest and nuanced conversation about the costs and benefits of this technology and evaluate current proposals for its regulation.

Register Here

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