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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Policing Project Fellow Julian Clark was a featured panelist for New York Law School’s “Policing the Police: Enforcing Transparency and Accountability” event, co-sponsored by the NYLS Racial Justice Project and the NYLS chapter of the American Constitutional Society.
Face recognition technology is increasingly being used by government agencies, particularly law enforcement, but while regulation of the technology is increasing, the rollout has been far from uniform. The Policing Project, with help from the Information Law Institute, conducted a review of enacted and proposed regulation across the U.S. and Canada, culminating in our new resource that analyzes trends in legislation and provides a table of nearly 200 proposed and enacted laws.
Police officers in the U.S. pull over at least 50,000 drivers every day, making the traffic stop the most common interaction between the public and police. But despite the frequency, there is a lot we don't know about stops and their effects, in part because stop data collection laws are not mandated in most states, and even when they do exist, the laws are far from perfect.
In the second blog in our new series exploring the use of biometrics, we take a look at iris recognition, a technology being deployed nationwide – from the Southern border to Massachusetts –but one that has yet to see the news coverage and public discussion that have surrounded other high-profile biometric technologies.
How should private companies, governments, and the public address concerns posed by new technologies, such as the loss of privacy, perpetuation of racial injustice, or the prospect of widespread government surveillance? Microsoft President Brad Smith recently visited NYU Law for a discussion of these issues and the new book “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age.”