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USCCR to Hold Public Briefing on Civil Rights Implications of the Federal Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing on, Friday, March 8, 2024, on the civil rights implications of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). This investigation will analyze how FRT is developed, how it is being utilized by federal agencies, emerging civil rights concerns, and safeguards the federal government is implementing to mitigate potential civil rights issues.

Specifically, the Commission will review the utilization of FRT technology by three cabinet agencies: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

At this public briefing, Commissioners will hear from subject matter experts such as government officials, academics, researchers, software developers, and legal experts. The Commission will accept written materials from the public for consideration as we prepare our report; submit to no later than April 8, 2024.

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Angelia Rorison