As we say goodbye to 2020 (good riddance!), what are key policy debates to look out for in 2021 that implicate technology and social justice? Because 2020 has been a turbulent year, raising many equity issues to the fore, I want to focus on those tech policies that will have the greatest impact on theContinue reading “Social Justice and Tech Policy: What To Expect in 2021”
Category Archives: facial recognition
Facial Recognition Bans and Moratoriums
To what extent should we limit facial recognition technologies? In my February blog post titled, “Facial Recognition in 2020”, I asked what the “man in the street” thinks about facial recognition ending with, “Maybe in 2020 we’ll find out.” Well, I think we have. After the police killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breaonna Taylor, and GeorgeContinue reading “Facial Recognition Bans and Moratoriums”
Washington’s Landmark Facial Recognition Law
pixabay.com Just toward the end of the legislative session, Washington state managed to pass a facial recognition bill, the first of its kind in the United States. Welcomed by some and criticized by others, the act constitutes a compromise between privacy and civil liberties advocacy groups, like the ACLU which favor moratoriums, and the statusContinue reading “Washington’s Landmark Facial Recognition Law”
Facial Recognition in 2020
Matthew Henry unsplash.com This year, government action on facial recognition is heating up. While most agree that some sort of facial recognition regulation would be better than today’s “anything goes” status quo, the debate rages on between two radically opposed positions: regulate it or ban it altogether?