Report Launch: Mapping the Human Rights Risks of Facial Recognition Technology
Date & Time: July 27, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 am EST, 05:00pm - 06:00pm BST
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Thanks to a decade of rapid progress in the field of computer vision, facial recognition technology (FRT) has become a commercial product available to almost any government or business in the world. Organizations ranging from law enforcement agencies to independent retail outlets are beginning to integrate FRT into their operations. Proponents hope that facial recognition may support public safety initiatives and improve access to services, but the risk of errors and abuse mean that FRT deployments carry substantial risks to a variety of fundamental rights and freedoms.
Please join CSIS’s Human Rights Initiative and the Strategic Technologies Program for the launch of a new report examining the human rights impacts of Facial Recognition Technology, from development through deployment. Following the report’s presentation, CSIS’s Marti Flacks will moderate a conversation between regional digital rights CSOs, business leaders, and human rights experts on best practices to assess and address human rights risks in the use of Facial Recognition Technology.
This event is made possible through a grant from the U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.