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Navigating the Risks and Benefits of Facial Recognition Technology

Facial recognition technology (FRT) provides a slew of benefits to public security and businesses—but what legal implications are involved with its growing use?

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While historically used to improve security measures, FRT has seen growing popularity in a variety of business applications.

Facial recognition technology is a type of biometric technology that collects and processes billions of pictures from databases and the Web to provide a composite to police, businesses, and individuals. Despite its proven benefits, its impact on privacy, data protection and other consumer concerns is undeniable.

In his exciting new program, Temple University Professor Samuel Hodge provides a review of the science behind and the legal implications of using FRT in a business setting.

FRT has a slew of applications—from detecting known shoplifters to identifying a patron’s preferred cocktail—that have propelled businesses towards the future of shopping. Yet, ethical concerns arise regarding the justification of increased public surveillance and possible misuse, evoking feelings that “big brother is watching.” 
The technology is still developing, and database flaws have contributed to misidentification of individuals—disproportionately people of color—which have led to wrongful incarceration.

Is this a case of technology outpacing legislation?

There is little federal regulation of biometric privacy. Still, as businesses find new ways to utilize and expand FRT, growing pressure will be placed on legislators to intervene in one way or another. This course explores some of those anticipated measures to regulate FRT.

Join Sam Hodge as he delves into this new and emerging field.

Groundbreaking science for many professions:

  • Business lawyers
  • General practitioners
  • IT and cybersecurity lawyers
  • Consumers
  • Law enforcement
  • Business executives
  • Politicians and members of the U.S. Congress

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in February 2023.

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Samuel D. Hodge Jr., Esq. Temple University
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