In an op-ed for Bloomberg Law, U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Member and Cooley Partner Travis LeBlanc explains why racial biases in facial recognition technology must be addressed. LeBlanc writes it disproportionately impacts people of color and to fix this issue requires an "equality by design" approach. "Algorithms are designed by humans and trained to emulate human decision making, which is itself inherently biased," LeBlanc writes. "Knowing these risks and the likely results, we have a responsibility to proactively identify, assess, and remediate inequalities that are consciously or unconsciously built into new systems." Editor's note: IAPP Senior Westin Research Fellow Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, wrote about regulating facial recognition and the impact on different racial and ethnic groups in this piece for Privacy Tracker.
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