Facial Recognition

With an increasing number of police departments across the country turning to unregulated, untested, and flawed facial recognition technology to identify suspects, it is vital defenders understand the technology, its limitations, and how to challenge its use in their cases.

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Video Trainings

The Challenges of Identifying and Litigating Facial Recognition Technology in Criminal Cases

The program from July 23, 2020 featured Clare Garvie, Senior Associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, Phil Mayor, Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Michigan, and Dr. Arun Ross, the John and Eva Cillag Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University.

Recognizing and Challenging Facial Recognition in Criminal Cases

The webinar from November 29-30, 2018 featured Kaitlin Jackson, Supervising Attorney, CDP with the Bronx Defenders, Clare Garvie, Senior Associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, and Joshua Kroll, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

Biometrics Beyond Facial Recognition 

This program from November 29-30, 2018 featured Jennifer Lynch, Surveillance Litigation Director with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Face-Off: Recognizing and Challenging Facial Recognition in Criminal Cases

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The webinar from September 18, 2018 featured Kaitlin Jackson, Supervising Attorney, CDP with the Bronx Defenders, Clare Garvie, Senior Associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, and Joshua Kroll, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.


Florida Face Analysis Comparison & Examination System (FACES)

 


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Need help with a facial recognition case?


The Center is available to provide consultations and litigation resources as well as direct assistance in support of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment claims. Specifically, the Center may assist in motion practice, preparation for suppression hearings, appellate strategy, brief writing, and oral argument. The Center also provides group trainings for defense lawyers around the country and upon request.

To request assistance or additional information, contact 4AC@nacdl.org.