MuckRock has used public records and a growing community of concerned citizens to investigate these growing uses and abuses of technology by police departments, schools, and other government agencies. Contributing to greater transparency only takes a minute, just long enough to let us know that you care about knowing what’s happening in your town.
Across the country, facial recognition technology is being quietly acquired and used by government agencies of all sizes, but the full extent of police departments and agencies accessing or using the technology remains unknown. MuckRock and Open the Government want to change that.
As facial recognition begins to face regulatory scrutiny, industry and privacy advocates spar over who owns your data
As governments build smart cities and businesses deploy commercial tools, the commercial potential of facial recognition is competing with civil liberty concerns and protections for individuals’ private information.
Is your local government using facial recognition? Use our guide to file your own FOI request and find out.
MuckRock and Open the Government sending public records requests about facial recognition technology to hundreds of police agencies across the country. There’s lots more to do, however, so we put together a guide on doing your own investigations.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Detroit police spar over city’s million-dollar facial recognition contract. Here it is.
For more than two years, Detroit has been employing facial recognition technology. Last week, Rep. Rashida Tlaib brought it to national attention when she called the city out for its use of the system.