As the U.S. government and the U.S. public consider the potential future use and regulation of facial surveillance, the debate in the U.K. can help to inform the U.S. discussion, particularly in terms of how law enforcement may use, and can abuse, the technology.
Philip Chertoff is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, he was a research fellow studying cybersecurity and emerging technology issues in Europe. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science, with honours, from the University of Chicago.
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On Oct. 8, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declassified two opinions released by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISCR) relating to the FBI’s use of information collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).