by Christopher Koopman, Executive Director
Posted July 30, 2019 In Scholar Commentary

Block the misuse of facial recognition,
not the tech itself

Staking a claim in the public debate over facial recognition software, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has called for a ban on police use of the technology. While cities like San Francisco, Oakland, Calif., and Somerville, Mass. have already banned local law enforcement agencies from using it, Sanders is the first presidential candidate to take such an aggressive stand.

There are some well-documented reasons that make such a ban worth exploring — so long as the policy is narrowly targeted and not overly blunt…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by The Hill.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.