Are Governments Right to Ban Facial Recognition Technology?

Daniel Castro April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro writes that proposed public-sector bans of facial recognition are often based on inaccurate misconceptions, and following through on them would harm law enforcement, school safety and technological progress. Instead of banning facial recognition technology, policymakers should create rules to prevent inappropriate uses of it by government and allow government to adopt the technology where it is useful.