Tell Port Commissioners to ban facial recognition
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Facial recognition technology is rife with race and gender biases and enables undetectable, persistent government surveillance on a massive scale. Cities across the U.S. are banning facial recognition technology, noting its role in exacerbating the surveillance and policing of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, and other communities in the margins.
On March 10, 2020, Port of Seattle Commissioners voted unanimously to collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in rolling out its facial recognition program at SeaTac International Airport, ignoring the many privacy, civil liberties, and community organizations that urged the Port to reject participation. Urge Commissioners to ban use of facial recognition by Port of Seattle Police and privately contracted security and to reverse the decision to collaborate with CBP.
Message Recipients: Port Commissioners Sam Cho, Stephanie Bowman, Ryan Calkins, Fred Felleman, Peter Steinbrueck.