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Assessing police use of facial recognition technology

Tue 27 September

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Police use of facial recognition technology has accelerated with serious implications for human rights, especially for marginalised communities.
Globally, there have been calls for legislation and bans on police use of the technology. However, police forces continue to deploy facial recognition without clear lines of accountability for its misuse and harm.
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

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About the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy
The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy is an independent team of academic researchers at the University of Cambridge, who are radically rethinking the power relationships between digital technologies, society and our planet.
We are based in CRASSH (University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Cost: Free

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TodayTue 27 September 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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