The future of facial recognition use by private U.S. companies could boil down to who emerges victorious in the ongoing dispute between a string of lawyers and petty, authoritarian New York billionaires Where: Madison Square Garden, one of America’s most famous venues. Owner: James Dolan.
for the past three months, many lawyer The New York area has received dramatic reports of people being denied entry to Madison Square Garden and other venues owned by MSG Entertainment. What do their stories have in common? Each of them was spotted by the company’s facial recognition system.the system was looking for a lawyer Estimate 90 law firms with lawsuits against Madison Square Garden or MSG have been placed on a list to deny entry to the venue.The venue justifies the ban because their presence somehow “creates an inherently unfavorable environment” and many of the attorneys are not personally involved in litigation. The Attorney General said the practice violate state civil rights laws. Madison Square Garden set a goal of increasing security in 2018 by introducing facial recognition systems to the venue for the first time.
“This is bad and just one example of how facial recognition can be used to violate people’s rights,” said Evan Greer, director of Fight for the Future. said in a statement. “This technology puts music fans, sports fans and others at risk of being unjustly detained, harassed, tried and deported.”
The Madison Square Garden owner says he has no plans to stop using the technology anytime soon. Here’s everything we know about the Madison Square Garden facial recognition saga so far.