The Inspector General (IG) at the Department of Labor is warning in a new report about serious equity and security concerns with the use of facial recognition software in unemployment insurance (UI) programs, and says that those concerns need to be addressed immediately.
A group of Senate Democrats is calling for the removal of facial recognition technology in verification processes for state unemployment programs.
A new study by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan argues that schools should ban the use of facial recognition technology, citing limited efficacy and other issues.
Chairperson of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, introduced legislation on June 18 to fund research into policing activities including the use of emerging tech such as facial recognition.
NetChoice, a business trade group focused on promoting free speech and free enterprise on the internet, launched a public campaign on Oct. 7 to defend law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, and is taking aim at anti-facial recognition effort in Massachusetts.
California legislators on Sept. 12 passed a bill that would ban facial recognition technologies in state and local law enforcement body cameras for three years.