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Tenants protest landlord's face recognition plans

More than 130 tenants of Brooklyn's Atlantic Plaza Towers filed a formal complaint in 2019 with state authorities protesting Nelson Management Group's proposal to deploy a face-recognition based entry control system. "The buildings are governed by New York’s rent stabilization laws, so a change like the one Nelson Management Group is proposing must be approved by the state department of homes and community renewal (HCR)." Tenants cited the potential for the technology's demonstrated deficiencies and biases in identifying non-white individuals, and ongoing gentrification of the neighborhood as factors in their decision to protest.

Following on the heels of San Francisco's banning of face recognition, this suggests and ever-widening range of applications and coalition of interests aligning around heightened scrutiny of face recognition in public spaces and residential communities.

Source: theguardian.com
Built Environment & Real Estate
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face recognition