Amazon isn’t ready to begin sales of its to law enforcement agencies when a year-long moratorium expires in June. The company didn’t announce a new deadline, and the suspension of sales of the Rekognition software will stay in place until further notice, as reported earlier by Reuters.
The ban came after a long period of outcry against the use of facial recognition software in law enforcement. Reports emerged that facial recognition programs disproportionately misidentified, incorrectly flagging them as matches to photographs. The ACLU through the software and found several lawmakers falsely identified as criminals.
States and localities considered bans on police using the technology, with prohibitions passing inalso passed a banin August 2020.and Massachusetts. Jackson, Mississippi
After the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement in May 2020, Amazon consider regulations for the ethical use of facial recognition. While lawmakers on the matter last year, no new laws have been enacted.on sales of the technology to police to give US lawmakers time to