Facial Recognition: A New Normal

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Facial Recognition: A New Normal

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum hosted a virtual program which focused on issues surrounding facial recognition technology including the pros and cons, applications during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, normalizing surveillance in public spaces, the need for effective and efficient law enforcement tools in the digital age, ethnic bias and privacy concerns, and legal accountability and oversight for its use.


  • William J. Bratton, Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk, Former New York City Police Commissioner


  • James Burch, President, National Police Foundation


  • Sakira Cook, Director of Justice Reform, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Steven H. Cook, Retired Associate Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice
  • Paul Fitzgerald, Director Security Services, Edward Davis, LLC
  • Barry Friedman, Faculty Director and the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law Policing Project at New York University School of Law
  • Jonathon Phillips, Electronic Engineer, The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory
  • Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, American Civil Liberties Union