Ep. 10 - The Basics of Facial Recognition Software: Bills, Bans, and Uses

Mon, 02/22/2021


Facial recognition software is now widely used and available, from schools, to our workplaces, to our personal devices. It is so pervasive that many states, including Nebraska, have or are working on legislation to try to guide its usage, including in some cases banning its use outright. This episode was prompted by a question from a listener, Danielle Conrad, the executive director of the Nebraska ACLU who joins us to introduce the this topic. We also welcome Elana Zeide and Woody Hartzog back to the show.



Music by Collin McCarthy
Tech Assistance Kaci Richter
Executive Producer Elsbeth Magilton
Assistant Producer Lysandra Marquez

Episode Notes

Reference Links:

The Inconsentability of Facial Surveillance by Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Ban Facial Recognition

Perpetual Line-up Study (Georgetown Law)