Facial Recognition Technology: First and Fourth Amendment Implications
On October 18, 2016, the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology released a report regarding the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Clare Garvie et al., The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America 1 (2016), https://www.perpetuallineup.org/sites/default/files/2016-12/The%20Perpetual%20Line-Up%20-%20Center%20on%20Privacy%20and%20Technology%20at%20Georgetown%20Law%20-%20121616.pdf. According to the report, over 117 million American adults are subject to face scanning programs with their picture in a law enforcement database. Id. The report highlights the risks of such programs and calls for legislative oversight at the state and federal level. See id. at 1–6.