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. 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.