Turley To Testify Before The Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

US-DeptOfJustice-Seal_svgToday, I will be testifying before Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice on the legal and policy implications of biometric and facial recognition technology.  I have a forthcoming law review article on privacy in the age of biometrics. Much of my testimony will focus on that research.  The testimony is public and will be held at 2 pm (ET). This will be the final meeting of the Commission and, due to the pandemic, it will be handled telephonically rather than the planned culmination in Tampa, Florida.

The Commission was created pursuant toExecutive Order No. 13896, signed by President Trump, to study ways of modernizing and enhancing law enforcement in the United States.  The issues for the Commission include some of the primary subjects being debated today in the recent protests from integrating social services to reduce police burdens to better community outreach.

My panel will be preceded at the hearing by former United States Attorney General and United States judge Michael Mukasey.

Below is my testimony.

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9 thoughts on “Turley To Testify Before The Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice”

  1. Torture techniques adopted from the Spanish Inquisition, warrantless wiretapping, false imprisonment and cruel & unusual punishments have always been felonies and war crimes. The U.S. Constitution has never been amended otherwise through a constitutional amendment. Why should any official that participated or covered up those post-9/11 war crimes have any privilege to head a committee or retain a law license? This is why American voters are becoming cynical about our justice system. Laws only apply to poor and working class Americans.

  2. So Turley is going to testify about “law enforcement” and “administration-of-justice” very interesting considering what he said about impeachment. It was pretty clear before, Democrats Presidents do it, illegal. Republican Presidents do it…well, it just does not rise to the occasion. Lying about a private consensual affair with no national security problems was impeachable. Withholding money granted by Republicans and Democrats from Congress to help Ukraine in a war with Russia, and lying and obstructing witnesses to help his buddy Putin, Turley’s answer was…..well not so good….BUT….not impeachable.

    1. JT wrote: “Today, I will be testifying before Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice on the legal and policy implications of biometric and facial recognition technology. ”

      **’…on the legal and policy implications of biometric and facial recognition technology.’**

      He spoke to some other group about these same issues back in June:

      “Turley Speaks At International Conference on Facial Recognition Technology and Privacy Rights”

      “I will be speaking today at the CogX Conference today in England organized by the government’s Centre for Data Ethics…”

      https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/09/turley-speaks-at-international-conference-on-facial-recognition-technology-and-privacy-rights/

  3. If people are out in a public venue, a store open to public traffic, a gathering not severely restricted (like a theater), then they should have zero expectation of privacy. Has not the UK beat this long-dead horse a few hundred times?
    If one does not want to be seen, avoid public places, conceal your appearance (as many anarchists rioting have done), make some effort to maintain your own privacy, and don’t expect/demand others to do it for you. People’s own ineptness should have negative consequences, as it normally does in the real and common sense world.

  4. Interesting presentation of privacy vs the needs of law enforcement, but it failed to recognize how that data can be corrupted and exploited by bad actors within the government itself and that can be a much bigger problem. Before Snowden and the Russian collusion hoax, these questions could be dismissed as paranoid fantasies. Not any more.

  5. Wait until the progs decide they want to use facial recognition to identify and arrest their political opponents. Then masks will become illegal and a moral wrong. Instantly, though some kind of crisis.

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