A digital rights group wants to completely ban the government from using facial recognition surveillance software.
Fight for the Future’s new campaign, announced Tuesday, includes the website BanFacialRecognition.com, which asks visitors to contact lawmakers about the issue.
The website states, “Facial recognition surveillance technology is unreliable, biased, and a threat to basic rights and safety.”
The website points to reports that have shown that 98% of the time, facial recognition programs identify the wrong person.
“A facial recognition error could land an innocent person in prison,” she said.
Greer said the group is calling for a complete ban rather than a regulation of facial recognition surveillance because of the fundamental issues with facial recognition.