Feb 16, 2021
Keep Me Posted is a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age.
The aftermath of the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has driven calls from policymakers and in the press for expanding the use of surveillance and facial recognition technologies, which has civil rights and justice advocates concerned.
Though the use of these technologies has many feeling that the perpetrators of the insurrection are being brought to justice, many advocates worry that — especially in the hands of police — their use will only aid a pattern of discrimination, surveillance, over-policing and censorship for communities of color, oftentimes those working to build a more just society.
Today's guest, Alvaro Bedoya, is Founding Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law School, where he is also a Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic.