Shareholders Press Amazon to Use Care with Facial Recognition

A shareholder initiative is now underway, aimed at urging Amazon to use caution in licensing its Rekognition facial recognition technology to government agencies:

Citing critical concerns over immigrant surveillance of vulnerable communities, racial profiling, and other civil and human rights violations, Amazon shareholders have filed a resolution asking the company to prohibit sales of “Rekognition”, Amazon’s facial recognition technology, to government agencies — unless the company’s Board concludes the technology does not pose actual or potential civil and human rights risk.

SHAREHOLDERS PRESS AMAZON TO STOP SELLING RACIALLY BIASED SURVEILLANCE TECH TO GOVERNMENT

The move is being coordinated by OpenMic. There is good reason to have concern about government agencies using these technologies without strong safeguards in place. We do not want to go anywhere near the path that China is pursuing.

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