After Meeting with EPIC, DC Council Chairman Seeks More Information About DC-Area Facial Recognition System

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Within a DC Council Listening to (video begins at 13: 22), Leader Phil Mendelson asked City Washington Council of Government’s (MWCOG’s) Executive Director Get rid of Bean for more information on the soon to be shuttered DC-area face recognition system. The Chairman’s questions were prompted with a meeting with EPIC in which LEGENDARY staff pushed for more disclosures on the MWCOG’s role within the creation of a secret face recognition system used to surveil Black Lives Issue protesters this past year. Recently, EPIC joined more than 40 other organizations in order to detail the issues with police using facial recognition plus call for a police force ban over the technology’s use.

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