The Case for Banning Law Enforcement From Using Facial Recognition Technology
Police use of facial recognition technology has become routine in the United States, posing grave risks to privacy and civil liberties, especially for people of color. Facial recognition technology is the most dangerous surveillance tool ever invented. Law enforcement agencies have the ability to use facial recognition technology to identify, investigate, surveil, and arrest people. Despite posing unprecedented threats to civil liberties, free expression, privacy, human rights, and democratic accountability, facial recognition technology is woefully underregulated in the United States of America. A federal law would be the most powerful step to regulate the use of this invasive and dangerous technology.