USA: Rights groups request U.S. probe police use of facial recognition


"Fifty civil rights groups signed a letter asking the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday to investigate police use of facial-recognition databases, arguing the technology disproportionately affects minorities and has minimal oversight.

The request coincides with the release of a law school's report concluding half of America's adults have their images stored in at least one searchable facial-recognition database used by local, state and federal authorities and amid concern about law enforcement's use of force against black men."

See: Rights groups request U.S. probe police use of facial recognition (Reuters, link)

See also: Half of All American Adults are in a Police Face Recognition Database, New Report Finds (Georgetown Law, link), the report: The Perpetual Line-up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America (pdf) and the website (link).

 

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