Facial recognition is a powerful technique capable of facilitating a new era of mass surveillance. The technology has been in development since the 1960’s, but only recently has facial recognition begun to be rolled out in large scale. Face surveillance systems are now being implemented as part of commercial services, government administration, and law enforcement functions with little to no legal protections in place. Additionally, the technology is subject to bias and the images used to create the underlying algorithms and databases are often collected surreptitiously and without consent.
EPIC supports a ban on facial recognition.
- EPIC Urges NIST to Adopt Privacy-Protective Standards for Federal ID Cards + (Feb. 2, 2021)
- Hamburg DPA Deems Clearview AI's Biometric Photo database Illegal, Orders a Partial Deletion of Profile + (Jan. 28, 2021)
- EPIC to Maryland Legislators: Enact Biometric Privacy Law + (Jan. 27, 2021)
- New York Enacts Law Suspending Use of Facial Recognition in Schools + (Dec. 23, 2020)
- Massachusetts Poised to Ban State Use of Biometric Surveillance + (Dec. 1, 2020)
- LAPD Bans Use of Clearview AI Facial Recognition + (Nov. 19, 2020)
- EPIC Seeks Documents on Facial Recognition System Used to Identify D.C. Protester + (Nov. 13, 2020)
- #ReclaimYourFace: European Civil Society Groups Oppose Biometric Surveillance + (Nov. 13, 2020)
- Portland, Maine Votes to Add Teeth to Ban on Facial Recognition + (Nov. 4, 2020)
- EPIC Urges DHS Advisory Committee to Investigate Fusion Centers + (Oct. 27, 2020)
- EPIC, Coalition Urge University of Miami to Ban Face Surveillance + (Oct. 27, 2020)
- Federal Government Advises on Federal Laws Potentially Violated When Intercepting Drones + (Aug. 19, 2020)
- EPIC Obtains Records About Texas's Use of Aerial Surveillance + (Aug. 10, 2020)
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- EPIC Comments to DPIAC on DHS’s Biometric Entry-Exit Program (Dec. 10, 2018)
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