27 Oct 202217:00 BSTOnline

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How ethical and lawful is police use of facial recognition?

Join the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy for the launch of a new toolkit to assess the ethics and legality of police use of facial recognition.

Police use of facial recognition technology can pose serious threats to fundamental rights of privacy, equality, and freedom of expression and assembly, especially for marginalised communities.
Police often advocate for the use of this technology to help prevent crime and threats to public security. However, there have been calls for greater accountability and legislation on police use of the technology.

Given the ongoing use of facial recognition, we need to assess how police are using the technology today.

Join us for the launch of a new sociotechnical audit to assess police use of facial recognition technology, developed by Evani Radiya-Dixit, Visiting Fellow of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

Our audit tool is designed for outside stakeholders to assess the ethics and legality of police use of facial recognition.

Developed for England and Wales, the audit extends to all types of facial recognition for identification, including live, retrospective, and mobile phone facial recognition.

This audit has been developed using a review of existing literature and feedback from academia, government, and civil society on the ethics and legality of facial recognition.

We will also discuss our application of the audit to three facial recognition deployments in the UK, to discover whether these deployments meet the minimum ethical and legal standards based on our research on police use of facial recognition.

Speakers

Evani Radiya-Dixit, report author, Visiting Fellow, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

Gina Neff, Executive Director, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

Fraser Sampson, Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Nour Haider, Legal Officer, Privacy International

Captioning will be available for this event.

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