Minutes- July 31, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021, at 11:00 A.M.  (Virtual Meeting) 

Commissioners Present:  

  • Chair Eldridge 
  • Chair Day 
  • Commissioner Rogers 
  • Commissioner Woodward 
  • Commissioner Hartzog  
  • Commissioner Gomez 
  • Commissioner Creem  
  • Commissioner Cordy 
  • Commissioner Farnsworth  
  • Commissioner Ogilvie 
  • Commissioner Range 
  • Commissioner Crockford 
  • Commissioner Spurlock 
  • Commissioner Nkonde  
  • Commissioner Verma 
  • Commissioner Conley 
  • Commissioner O’Keefe  
  • Commissioner Rebello-Pradas 
  • Commissioner Learned-Miller 
  • Commissioner Dyson 

Commissioners Absent: 

  • Commissioner Brooks  

Chair Eldridge called the meeting to order, and he and Chair Day gave introductory remarks.  

Chair Eldridge invited a motion to approve minutes circulated for the July 9, 2021, meeting. Motion made by Commissioner Crockford, seconded by Chair Day, and unanimously approved by members present. 

Chair Eldridge began the public testimony portion of the meeting. Commissioners heard from various persons and organizations regarding government use of facial recognition technology in the Commonwealth.  

Chair Day led a review of draft information requests to local law enforcement and prosecuting agencies and solicited feedback from Commissioners on the content and format of the requests.  

Chair Day led a discussion on topics for future commission meetings, including inviting specific facial recognition users and companies to speak to the commission.   

Chair Eldridge noted that the next meeting would take place after Labor Day, made closing remarks, and ended the meeting. 

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