Two years ago, reports revealed that Amazon provided facial recognition software for use by police services, although questions arose on biased, privacy and potentially destruction errors that could result. A year ago, Amazon announced a one-year moratorium on such use of its rekognition platform and that Reuters now reports that instead of letting the prohibition expire, Amazon extended it “until to new order “.
In a statement, the deputy director of ACLU, Nathan Wessler, said that “facial recognition technology feeds the monitoring of black and brunette communities, and has already led to false arrests and unjustly incarcerations of several black men. We are pleased that Amazon extends its moratorium on the application of the Society’s Face Recognition Technology. Now, the Bidge Administration and the Legislative Assemblies of the whole country must also protect the communities of the dangers of this technology by putting an end to its use by the application of the law, regardless of the society that sells it. “
As he quotes, facial recognition has already resulted in several cases where the police stopped the wrong person, while federal legislators have proposed regulations without passing so far.