Face recognition and other surveillance threaten everyone's privacy rights, but most especially, it puts our civil liberties at risk – and the harm is not experienced equally. If government agencies like police departments and the FBI continue to deploy these invasive technologies in our communities, they will unquestionably be used to target Black people and all people of color.
Congress needs to act and it can start by pushing legislation that halts the use of facial recognition by law enforcement, divests from other surveillance technologies at the federal level – and denies funding for the technologies to state and local law enforcement.
Your U.S. Senators and House Representative