Ethics of Facial Recognition Technology in Law Enforcement: A Case Study
Keywords:Ethics, Facial recognition technology, Law enforcement
Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) has promising applications in law enforcement due to its efficiency and cost-effectiveness. However, this technology poses significant ethical concerns that overshadow its benefits. Responsible use of FRT requires consideration of these ethical concerns that legislation fails to cover. This study investigates the ethical issues of FRT use and relevant ethical frameworks and principles designed to combat these issues. Drawing on this, we propose and discuss a code of ethics for FRT to ensure its ethical use in the context of New Zealand law enforcement.