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The Legal and Ethical Implications of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT)


Join the MSBA for an all new, virtual presentation of The Legal and Ethical Implications of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) on Wednesday, May 17th at 9 a.m.

While historically used to improve security measures, FRT has seen growing popularity in a variety of business applications.
Facial recognition technology is a type of biometric technology that collects and processes billions of pictures from databases and the Web to provide a composite to police, businesses, and individuals. Despite its proven benefits, its impact on privacy, data protection and other consumer concerns is undeniable.

In his exciting new program, Professor Sam Hodge provides a review of the science behind and the legal implications of using FRT in a business setting.
FRT has a slew of applications—from detecting known shoplifters to identifying a patron’s preferred cocktail—that have propelled businesses towards the future of shopping. Yet, ethical concerns arise regarding the justification of increased public surveillance and possible misuse. The technology is still developing, and database flaws have contributed to misidentification of individuals—disproportionately people of color—which has led to wrongful incarceration.

Is this a case of technology outpacing legislation?
There is little federal regulation of biometric privacy. Still, as businesses find new ways to utilize and expand FRT, growing pressure will be placed on legislators to intervene in one way or another. This course explores some of those anticipated measures to regulate FRT.
Join Sam Hodge as he delves into this new and emerging field.


Two hours and (.5 ethics) of CLE credit will be offered for the surrounding MCLE states. If you miss the livestream, it will be available on the MSBA CLE catalog.


Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Business Law
General Practice
CLE Field of Study
Regulatory Ethics
Event Information
May 17, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Total CLE Credits


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