Friday, November 19, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:00 A.M.  (Virtual Meeting) 


  1. Introduction/Roll Call   
  2. Approval of Minutes from 10.15.21 Meeting  
  3. Status and Disclosure of Survey Responses 
  4. Review of Report Outline 
  5. Continued Open Discussion  
  6. Schedule Next Meeting 

Commissioners Present: 

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

Commissioners Absent: 

  • Commissioner Rogers 
  • Commissioner Gomez – Danielle Howard representing 
  • Commissioner Cordy 

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

The Commission reviewed the minutes circulated for the October 15, 2021, meeting. No comments or edits were made. Motion to approve made by Chair Eldridge, seconded by Commissioner O’Keefe, and unanimously approved by members present. 

Chair Day gave an update on responses received to the surveys sent to law enforcement and prosecuting agencies regarding their use of facial recognition. 

The Commission read and reviewed the report outline and statutory charge. 

The Commission then engaged in an open discussion regarding government use of facial recognition in the Commonwealth, including government use of facial recognition beyond law enforcement, observations and concerns relative to the use of this technology, and recommendations for future use.  

Chair Eldridge advised members that the next meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 11:00 am. 

Chair Day and Chair Eldridge gave closing remarks. Motion to adjourn was made by Chair Eldridge and seconded by Commissioner O’Keefe. The meeting ended.  

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