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Wednesday, June 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Getting a Handle on Facial Recognition Tech

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Facial recognition technology has become one of the most visible and pervasive technologies, increasingly used by private companies and governments alike. With each headline, awareness of the risks linked to its usage is rising, and increasingly more stakeholders are calling for regulation or the development of principles to guide the development and deployment of facial recognition technology in public spaces. 

Attention has been further driven to this issue when San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies, shortly after followed by Amazon shareholders who proposed to ban sales of facial recognition technology (Rekognition) to governments. The latter vote failed, but the numbers of those who supported the ban were significant.

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Leandro Ucciferri

Policy Analyst, Asociación por los Derechos Civiles
I'm a lawyer, policy analyst and researcher working at the Association for Civil Rights (ADC in Spanish), a not-for-profit, independent, NGO founded in 1995, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My work focuses mostly on privacy issues. https://leandro.im

Tim Engelhardt

OHCHR (UN Human Rights)
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Verónica Arroyo

Latin America Policy Associate, Access Now
@veroluiza My work is focuses on data protection, privacy, surveillance and digital security in Latin America.I am also Vice Chair of the Youth Observatory (ISOC Youth SIG)

Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm BST
Elyssa (Laico)