WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Republicans and Democrats agree: Law enforcement have to be cautious when utilizing facial recognition technology.
“We need to ensure that the adoption of this new technology that does not further erode trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) mentioned.
Nadler says it’s clear why regulation enforcement is embracing the technology, however there are issues.
“Most Americans have little understanding of how the police use facial recognition technology (FRT) to conduct surveillance of communities across the country,” Nadler mentioned.
“Most don’t even know which systems their employees are using,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) mentioned.
Jordan says many federal regulation enforcement businesses will not be absolutely contemplating the authorized implications.
“There are serious first amendment, fourth amendment concerns about the use of FRT by law enforcement,” Jordan mentioned.
Lawmakers are actually contemplating some guidelines and laws to maintain facial recognition technology in test.
“To enshrine in law, ways and restrictions on law enforcement use of the technology to make sure it’s used, only in good ways,” Netchoice Vice President Carl Szabo mentioned.
Szabo says regulation enforcement ought to solely use facial recognition technology as half of a bigger investigation course of.
“There are privacy harms,” NYU Law professor Barry Friedman mentioned.
Friedman says the proper laws and human oversight can forestall a lot of the potential hurt.
“To make sure we eliminate concerns about accuracy and demographics, particularly racial bias,” Friedman mentioned.