Face Value: Call for a formal halt to Police use of facial recognition technology
Our faces tell the stories of our lives. Stories of laughter, love and loss – all the incredible parts of being human.
But the use of Facial Recognition Technology by Police in Aotearoa poses a direct threat to multiple human rights including our enjoyment of the rights to privacy and peaceful assembly.
Alarmingly, there is currently no regulation in Aotearoa that directly regulates the use of Facial Recognition Technology. There is also a significant risk that this technology will exacerbate systemic racism and disproportionately impact people of colour.
We should all be able to live in an equal society free from discrimination and unwanted surveillance – whether that’s when we are off to a concert with friends, going for a walk to the park with our kids or a sports game with a mate.
It’s why we are calling for an immediate halt to the use of Facial Recognition Technology by the Police in Aotearoa so that there can be a nation-wide conversation about how we use this technology.
Take urgent action to call on Minister of Police – Hon. Poto Williams – to formally halt the Police’s use of facial recognition technology in Aotearoa.