New Report on Facial Recognition Technology

Facial Recognition Technology: A Survey of Policy and Implementation Issues, by Lucas D. Introna and Helen Nissenbaum, now available.

The report highlights the potential and limitations of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT), noting those tasks for which it seems ready for deployment, those areas where performance obstacles may be overcome by future technological developments or sound operating procedures, and still other issues which appear intractable. Its concern with efficacy extends to ethical considerations. With support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the NYU Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response.