This course will focus on the current use of facial recognition software, with specific focus on applications in the Orlando area. Orlando law enforcement agencies have access to a database maintained by the Polk County government that collects searchable images of faces throughout the state of Florida. This course will explore the limitations of that software, how to determine if this software was used in a pending criminal case, and explores how to incorporate this software in to your theory of defense. This course will also explore the recent partnership of Amazon and the Orlando Police Department in using facial recognition software through the City of Orlando.
Clare Garvie is an associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law. She was a co-author and the lead researcher on The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America, a report that examines the widespread use of face recognition systems by state and local police and the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties consequences of this new technology. Her current research focuses on the use of face recognition-derived evidence in criminal cases, and she serves as an informational resource to public defenders, advocates, and journalists. She received her J.D. from Georgetown Law and her B.A. from Barnard College. Previously, she worked on human rights and international criminal law with the International Center for Transitional Justice.