The Value of Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

There has been a recent wave of criticism about the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement. San Francisco has even gone so far as to ban the use of the technology across government, and other state and local governments are considering similar measures. Yet supporters of the technology have been underrepresented in this debate, and many of the positive uses of facial recognition are not yet fully understood by the public. In particular, there are many opportunities to use facial recognition technology as an investigative tool to solve crimes; as a security countermeasure against threats in schools, airports, and other public venues; and as means to securely identify individuals at ports of entry.

Join ITIF for a discussion about the benefits of using facial recognition for law enforcement and public safety, the current safeguards in place that govern its use, and the opportunities for policymakers to address legitimate concerns without limiting the potential of this technology.

The event will be livestreamed. 

Follow @ITIFdc and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #ITIFfacialrecognition

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James Burch
National Police Foundation
Daniel Castro
Vice President, ITIF, and Director, Center for Data Innovation
Michael Hardin
Director of Policy
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Benji Hutchinson
Vice President of Federal Operations
NEC Corporation of America
Eddie Reyes
Director of the Office of Public Safety Communications
Prince William County Virginia Police Department