University of Maryland

[CASCI Talk] Civil Liberties in the Age of Face Recognition

February 5th, 2020 by

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 noon
HBK South 2119


This talk will explore the unique risks that face recognition use by police poses to our constitutional rights and liberties, with a focus on the rights of the accused in criminal trials. Using the FOIA research that the Center on Privacy & Technology has done in this space, it will outline how the technology is currently used, as well as likely future deployments in the United States in the absence of proactive legislative action. It will also review the efforts underway in communities across the country to regulate or ban its use, as well as historical and recent court decisions that can help inform what legal protections exist vis-a-vis face recognition and related surveillance technologies. 

Speaker Bio

Dr. Clare Garvie
Dr. Clare Garvie

Clare Garvie is a senior associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law. She was the lead author on The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America in 2016 and two follow-up reports. In 2019 she testified before the House Oversight Committee about police use of face recognition. Her commentary has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and she serves as an expert resource to both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and state legislatures. She received her J.D. from Georgetown Law and her B.A. from Barnard College in political science, human rights, and psychology. She is on Twitter at @ClareAngelyn

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On February 18th, CASCI will have a reading group to discuss a few articles selected by Clare Garvie to help inform her presentation and discussion. The pre-reading is not necessary to attend her presentation. All are welcome to join us for the reading group.

Meeting Location

CASCI Group Activities:
2119 Hornbake Bldg. South Wing
11:00 am – 12:00 noon

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