Super Bowl Surveillance

Facing Up to Biometrics

by John D. Woodward

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The use of biometric facial recognition technology raises concerns about its potential dangers to privacy rights. The author examines the use of this technology at the Super Bowl in January 2001, exploring the countervailing benefits to national security and law enforcement. The author concludes by offering policy recommendations to help maximize the technology's utility while minimizing its threat to our privacy.

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