The Politics of Facial Recognition Systems: Issues and Policy

The Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response is proud to present an important report, Facial Recognition Technology: A Survey of Policy and Implementation Issues. The report is co-authored by Helen Nissenbaum New York University; Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Computer Science, and the Information Law Institute, and Lucas D. Introna, Lancaster University, UK; Centre for the Study of Technology and Organization. The report highlights the potential and limitations of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT), noting those tasks for which it seems ready for deployment, those areas where performance obstacles may be overcome by future technological developments or sound operating procedures, and still other issues which appear intractable. Its concern with efficacy extends to ethical considerations.