The Latest in IT Security

Feds Told to Better Manage Facial Recognition, Amid Privacy Concerns

30
Jun
2021
Feds Told to Better Manage Facial Recognition, Amid Privacy Concerns

image credit: pixabay

Though the federal government widely uses facial recognition for various uses from criminal investigations to collecting traveler data, this use is largely unmonitored and unmanaged — a scenario that must change to protect people’s privacy and avoid inaccurate identification of perpetrators, a government watchdog report has found.

A recent report (PDF) by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed 42 federal agencies that employ law-enforcement officers and found that 20 of them — many of which are not typically involved in criminal investigations — either use their own facial-recognition systems or use systems owned and maintained by other agencies or companies, such as Clearview AI or Amazon’s Rekognition.

Read More

Comments are closed.

Categories

SUNDAY, AUGUST 01, 2021
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments