The Fight Against Face Scanning Surveillance

Imagine the government tracking people with street light and officer-worn body cameras and using that information to identify protesters, target immigrants, or track people going about their daily private lives. Face scanning surveillance technology may make this world of authoritarian control possible, and advocates are sounding the alarm. In the wake of the ACLU’s bombshell report detailing how Amazon has helped U.S. police deploy this powerful technology, join ACLU attorneys to discuss the risks of face scanning surveillance, the civil rights community’s fight against it, and the tech industry’s responsibility to act.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner