Notices

Fifth Meeting Scheduled

  • Wednesday, September 08, 2021, @ 11 via Microsoft Teams
  • Agenda:
    1. Introduction/ Roll Call
    2. Approval of Minutes from 7.30.21 Meeting
    3. Review of Responses to Initial Survey
    4. Discussion of Follow Up Survey
    5. Discussion Topics of Future Meetings
    6. Schedule Next Meeting

Fourth Meeting Scheduled

  • Friday, July 30, 2021, at 11:00 AM
  • Agenda:
  1. Introduction/Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from 7.9.21 Meeting
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Discussion of Topics for Future Meetings
    1. Information Requests to Local Law Enforcement and Prosecutors
    2. Presentation by Facial Recognition Software Companies
  5. Schedule Next Meeting

Third Meeting Scheduled

  • Friday, July 9, 2021 @1 PM via Microsoft Teams
  • Agenda:
    1. Introduction/Roll Call
    2. Approval of Minutes from 5.21.21 Meeting
    3. Discussion of Facial Recognition Limitation in Police Reform
    4. Discussion of Recent Limitations on Facial Recognition in Other Jurisdictions
    5. Review of Statutory Charge
    6. Discussion of Topics for Future Meetings
      • a. Information Requests to Local Law Enforcement and Prosecutors
    7. Schedule Next Meeting

Second Meeting Scheduled

  • Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 11 AM via Microsoft Teams
  • Agenda:
    1. Introduction/Roll Call  
    2. Approval of Minutes from 4.16.21 Meeting 
    3. Presentation from Professor Erik Learned-Miller 
    4. Presentation from Registry of Motor Vehicles and State Police 
    5. Review and Discussion of Statutory Charge  
    6. Discussion of Potential Subcommittees 
    7. Discussion of Topics for Future Meetings 
    8. Schedule Next Meeting  

First Meeting Scheduled

  • April 16, 2021 @ 11 AM via Microsoft Teams
  • Agenda:
    1. Introduction of Commission Members and Staff 
    2. Review of Legislative Commission Parameters and Adoption of Protocols 
    3. Review and Discussion of Statutory Charge  
    4. Discussion of Topics for Future Meetings 
      1. History of Facial Recognition in Massachusetts and US 
        1. RMV use of FR technology pre and post PRL 
        2. Local law enforcement use of FR technology pre and post PRL 
        3. Federal law enforcement use of FR technology pre and post PRL, including access to databases maintained by the Commonwealth 
        4. Facial recognition limitation passed in Police Reform Law 
      2. Overview of Facial Recognition Technology Software 
        1. Accuracy, reliability, accountability, oversight, transparency 
        2. Training provided  
        3. Comparison of different facial recognition technologies in use by law enforcement (e.g., are they all similarly accurate?) 
      3. Overview of Concerns with Facial Recognition Technology 
        1. Ability to accurately identify people of different races, genders, and ages 
        2. Privacy rights 
        3. Due process 
    5. Evaluate Merits of Certain Restrictions on Facial Recognition 
      1. Warrant/court order requirement (probable cause) 
      2. Exceptions to warrant requirement 
    6. Schedule Next Meeting  

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