Motorola Warns Customers To "Consult Your Legal Advisor" Over Avigilon Appearance Search

By Isabella Cheng and John Honovich, Published Sep 07, 2021, 10:39am EDT (Info+)

Motorola sent a letter to customers "encouraging" them to "consult your legal advisor" over the legality of Avigilon Appearance Search.

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This comes as municipalities are ramping up legal restrictions against facial recognition and other video analysis technology, e.g., IPVM's recent coverage - 17 US Cities Boycotting Products That Include Facial Recognition.

Inside this note, we examine Motorola's letter, Motorola's response to IPVM, and how Avigilon Appearance Search may or may not be regulated.

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** ****** ****,******** **** * * ********* '******** notice'** ******** ********** ****** ********* ********* to ****** ***, **** ***** ***** advisors, **** ***** ***** **** ***** in ***** *********:

** ********* ******** ********* ** ****** their ***** *** ***** **** ********* to ****** ** **** **** ****** their ********** *** *********** ** ******** Appearance ******. ** *** *** ** an **** ***** ***** ** ***** laws *********** *** ****** **** *** of ******** ********** ******, ****** ******* your ***** ******* ** ********* *** those **** *** ****** ***.

******** *** *** **** *** ******** laws.

*** ****** ************* ********** ****** ** generating "********** *********":

******** ********** ****** ******** ** ****** an ********* ******* ** *** ****** generate "********** **********" *** ****** ** vehicles, ****** *** ***** **** ** the ********* *******, ** ********* **** live ***** ** ** *********-******* ********* (such ** *** ******** ** ***, or *** ******** ** *********).

*** ***** *** *** **** **** local *********** ******** *** **** ********* trying ** ***, ******** **** ** to *******:

** ** ******** **** * ********* or * ********* ********** ** ****** a ********** ******* ***** ** ***** laws ***** ***** **** ***** ********** signatures ******* ********* **** ******* ** those ****.

******, **** ******** *** ****** ** Motorola's **** ***** ** ********, ***** has ************* *********** ******* ***.

******** ********* ** ****** *** ************* could ** ********:

** ** ** ********* ** ********* to ** **, ******** ********** ********* be ******** ****** ** * ******-**-****** basis ** ******-****, ****** ** ************ the ********* ******* **** **** ** the ******* ***** ******* ** **** site. *** *********-******* **********, ************ *** analytics ******* ** *** ********, *** disabling ******** ********** ****** ** *** cameras ******** *** **** ******.

Response ** ******* ** ********

******** ******* ** ******* ** **** on ******* *********** ********** *********** ******* ********** ** ****** *** *** ** Avigilon ********** ******.

******** *** *********** *** *** **** of ***** ******** ****** *** ******** to ****** *** ** **** *** breaking *** ***. **** **** *** mean **** ******** **** *** ** sued *** ** **** **** **** dealers *** ********* ****** **** ** assurances **** ***** ************.

Defining "**********"

****** *********** ** ******* * ********* as *** ****** *************** **** ****** scans ** ************.

*********** ********* *********** ******* ********** ****** **** ******** ** * "biometric **********":

"********* **********" ***** * ****** ** iris ****, ***********, **********, ** **** of **** ** **** ********. ********* identifiers ** *** ******* ******* *******, written **********, ***********, ***** ********** ******* used *** ***** ********** ******* ** screening, *********** ****, ****** ************, ** physical ************ **** ** ******, ******, hair *****, ** *** *****.

*******, *** **** **** ********** *** biologically ****** ** *********** *** ****** be *******:

********** *** ****** ***** ****** *********** that *** **** ** ****** ******** or ***** ********* ***********. *** *******, social ******** *******, **** ***********, *** be *******. **********, *******, *** ************ unique ** *** **********; *********, **** compromised, *** ********** *** ** ********, is ** ********** **** *** ******** theft, *** ** ****** ** ******** from *********-*********** ************.

************* ** ******** ******** **** ********** biometrics ** "******":

********** *** ****** ******** ***************, **** as ************, **** *** ** **** for ********* ***********.

Facial *********** ** ********** ******

********* ******** *********** *** ********** ****** recognition ** * ********* (****** *** *******). ******, ******** ***** ** ***** about *** ******** ****** *********** ******** in **** ******.

*** **** ********* ******** ** ******* Appearance ****** *** *** "********** **********" that ** ******* ** * *********. However, ********'* ********** ****** ********* **** faces ** ******** *******.

** **** ****, ******* ***** *** used, ********** ****** ** ****** **********. See****'* **** ** ******** ********** ******, ***** ***** *** ******* ***** faces *** **************:

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*** * ***** ****, ****** **** corporate.

***** ***** **** ***** *** ****** for ** ** ******** *****, * do ***** ****** *********** ** *** of ***** '******** *****' *****. ********* these **** ******* ************* ** **** up **** **** '*** *******-*' *********.

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********* ***** **** ******* ************* ** come ** **** **** '*** *******-*' solutions.

* **** ******** ** **** ***** evidence ** * ******* ** "*** brother-y" ?

**** ******* ** *** ***** *** purpose ** ***** ************ **?

******: **** ******* *** **** ***** to *** *** **********:* **** ******** ** **** ***** Evidence ** * ******* ** "*** Brother-Y"?

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*** **** ********* ******** ** ******* Appearance ****** *** *** "********** **********" that ** ******* ** * *********. However, ********'* ********** ****** ********* **** faces ** ******** *******.

** **** ****, ******* ***** *** used, ********** ****** ** ****** **********. See****'* **** ** ******** ********** ******, ***** ***** *** ******* ***** faces *** **************:

**** ***** ** ************** ****** ** be ******* ******* ****.

** *** ***'* ****** * **** recognition ******* ** ***, ***** ** no ****** *********** ********* *** *********** no ********* ****, **?

********** ****** ** *** ****** ***********. Facial *********** *** ***** *****, ***** lists, ******* ***** ***/** **** ****** is ** *** ** *******. ********** search **** ***** *** ******** ** the ********** ******* (***** ***, ***** bottom, ***** ****, ****, ***). ********** search ** *** ***** ****** ***********.

****** ******* ** ** *'* *****.

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*********, *** - ********** ****** ** intended ** ********** ***** **** ************** (Person ** ******* ** ***), ******** by *************** ** ** - **** as ***** *** ** ******.

****** ********* ** ****** *** * person ** ********* ******* ******** ******** descriptions, ********* ******** *****, ****** *** age **************.

*** **** ***** ***** **** *** begin ************ *** ****** ***** ** their ***************: **** *****, ** ***. As ** ********** ************** ** *** person, **** ******** *** ** ********** biometric ****.

**** ** *** **** ***********, ** seems ******** - *** *** ******** is: **** *** ********* ********** ** "appearance ******" ** **** ******* ** a ******* ********** *** *** **** sets **** ***** ** ********** ********* data,***** *** ****? **'** ***.

** ***** **** **** **** ******** has **** ********** ***** **** **** day *, ******* ** "********** ******" implies ****'** *** **** ** **** since **'* *********. *'* ********** ********** to *** **** *** ***** *** under * **********.

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*********** ************. ** ******* **** ** it *** **** ****** ** ***** of * **** *** ******* ** flagging ** ***** ** * ******** face ** ******* *********.

* ***** ***** **** *******/********* *** someone **** * **** ***** *** black ***** ** ***** ********* ** 100’s ** ****** *** ******* ****** with **** ********. **’* *** ************* biometric.

******* **** ***** **** *** *** we’ll *** ** * *** ***** and * *** *** ** *** 100s ** ******** ** ******* *****.

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** ******* **** ** ** *** that ****** ** ***** ** * face *** ******* ** ******** ** alert ** * ******** **** ** clearly *********.

****** - ** ******* ** ** iris ** *********** ** ********** ********* - **** *** ***** ******* ** a **** ** *********?

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********** ****** ***** ***** ** ******** to ****** ****** *******, **** ******* their ****** *********** ** *****. **'* not ********* "***** *** ****", *** that ** ******** *** ********/******** ******* it *** ** ******* ** ********* data.

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******* **** ** ***** **, "***** faces ** ******** ** ****** ****** results?"

** **** *** ****** ** *** component ** ********* ****?

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** ********'* *** ***********: ************* *** unique *************** ** * ******’* **** enables *** ********** ****** ********** ** understand **** ** ** ********* *** the **** ******, **** ** ***** such ** ***** ******** ****** **** time.

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* *****. * ****** ** ***** is * *********** ******* ******** ***** characteristics **** ******** ******* *** ********/******* those *************** **** * ******** ** other ***** ** "***********" *** **** biometrics.

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**** ** *******; ******** **** ** wouldn't *** ** **** *****, **********, with **** **********. *** ** *** cell ***** ***'* *** *** **** already **** ***** **** *** * while ***. ***, **** *** ****. Enjoy *** ******** *** ***** ***.

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* ***** **** ***, *** *** the ****** **** *** ******** ********* are *** ******** *********;******** ********* ********* **********, ****** ******* as *** ** **** | ******** Solutions

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*** ****** ***** **** ****** ******** features, ******, *****, *** **** ***** visible. ** ** ******* **********.

*'* *** ********* **** *** ***** laws *********** **********. *** ***** ** what ** ** **** ***. * camera ******** ** **** **** *** be **** ** ******* ******* ** is ** ********* ** *******. ** is **** *** *** ** *** biometrics ******* ** *** ********* ** someone's *******, ******, ***.. *** ******* truely ******. *** **** **** *** targeting ********** *** ***** ** ******* of *** ****** **** **** *** been ***** ** *** ***********, *** dark **** ***** ***** ** **********. For ***** ***** ********* ******** ****** between **% *** **%. *** ********* and ****** **** ****** *** *** of ****** *********** ** ***** ****** department *** ** *** ********** *** miss *** ** *** ***********. **** getting ** ****** ******* *** ******* with ** **% ********* ***** *** no ********** *************.

*** *********** ***** ** ****** ********* for ********** ****** ***********, ****** **** the ********** **** *** ***** *** client ** *** ****** *** *** limits ** ****** ***********. ******* *** training *** ******** ** **** *** liability ***** ******** **** *** *** by *** ******.

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* ****** ******** ** **** **** can ** **** ** ******* ******* by ** ** ********* ** *******.

*******, *** ** **** *****'* ********. First, *'* ***** **** *** * conventional ****** **** **** ******* ***** in ****** ** *** **** ** a ******* ******* ***** *** ********** that **** **** **** ** ****** out *** * ********** ****** **, is **** ***.

*** **** ***** ****** *********** ******* and **** **** **** *** ***** to ************* ***** ****** *** ****** by ** ***** ****** ********. ** that **** ** * ******* ******* for ***?

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"*** **** ***** ****** *********** ******* and **** **** **** *** ***** to ************* ***** ****** *** ****** by ** ***** ****** ********. ** that **** ** * ******* ******* for ***?"

***** ** *** ******* ******** **** is **** ** ******* *** ********* read ** *** ****** ******** ** the "******" ******'* ********(***** * ******'* name, *******, ***, ***, ****** ******** number, ******'* ******* ******, ** **** as ***** ****** *********** ********)? ** opposed ** * ****** ****** ****** "oh **** *'** **** **** ****** before *** **** ** *** **** and **** *** * ***'* ****** know **** ***** ******** **; * just **** *'** **** **** ******". I've **** ********* *** * ***** now... *** **** *** **** ***** match **** **** ** *** *** actually *** ** ** **** ****** metadata *** **** ****** ********* **** and ********** **** **** ****/******** **** another ****** **** ** **** ***** time. ** ***** ***** **** ******? Department ** ***** ********? ** *** happened ** **** **** ******** *** something? ******** **********? **** ** ***** that *******?

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****, *'** ****** ** *** ******** - *** ********(*) **** ***** **** face ** **** ******** *** ********* publicly ********* *** *** ********* **** up **** *** ***** ** **** as *** **** **** *** ****** up *** **. ** ** (****** social ***** ******** ** **** ****** here). ***, *** ** ****** **** any *********** ** *******. ******* ******. And ***** **** *** ********** ****** are ********* *** **********. *** *** most ** *** **** *** ****, you ****** ** ***** ** **********.

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** ** **** **** ** ******* is ** ** ******* *** ** my ******** *******. *** *** ******* and *** ******* ** ****, ****** to ***** ****** *** * ****** recognition ******** ** *** ********* *** feasable. ***** ** ** ****** ** capture *** ****** ***** ****** **** identifying **** *** *** ******* ** make * ****** *********** ******** **** social ***** ******.

*'* **** ******* **** * ******** super ********* **** *** *** ** NSA ***** **** *** *** *** gather ******** ** ******, **** *** those ******* * ****** *********** ****** and ********* *** ***** ** **** image. *** *** ** *** *** clients **** ** * ***-******* **** holds ** *** *** ********* ** such * *******.

*** ********* ********* *** ** ** related ** ****** ****** *** ** not ****** ************* ** ******** *** clients ** ******* *********** *** ****** use.

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****.... *********, *** ***.

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*********** ********, *** **. * ***'* care ** * ****** **** ** and ********** **. ** ** ** more ********* **** **&* ******* ***** where * ****** **** ** **** phone. ************, ** *********** ** ***'* have ****** ** *** *** ***** databases *** *** ** ****** *** thus **** **** ****** ********** ** do **** **** ** ********. ***** goverment ***** ******** ******* **** ***** of *********** *** ******** ********, ** would ** ******* **********. ******** *** the ******** ** *** ******* ****** on ***** ****** *********** ******* ****** would ****** *** ********** *** ** looking *** ***** **********, ****** ********, etc., ***** ****** ** *** **'* of *********.

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*** ***** ***** ********* ******** ****** between **% *** **%…

**** ** * ****** *** ******* in *** ********** **** *** ***** bring * ***** ** *** **% of *** **** ** ***** ********* identify *** ******?

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*** ******** ** **** ****** *** very **** ** ******** **********'*.

**** ******** ********* *** *** **** and ****** **** * ***** *** business ***** ** ****. ***** ******* of ***** **** **** **** ** than **** ********* **** ******** *********, simply ****** ** *** ***** ****** of **** ******* ** ************** (*** IPVN *******- ***=**) *** ******* **** the *** ********** **** ********** ** 17 ********* **** *** *******. ***** manufactures ****** **** ******.

*** ****** ** ****** ***. *** end **** ** * ***** **** with **** *********** **** **** **** their *** ************* *** ********** ******** part ** *** ******** ******** **** a ***** ***** ******* *** ****** illegal!

********* ****** ** *** **** "**** video ************". *** ******** ***** ******** of * ******* **** ********** *** kids, *** ************* * **** *****.

*** ******** ***** **** ** **** Apple******* ** ** ****** "** *** scanning *** **********" *** *** ** the ****** " ******* ****** *** seizure" ** ****, *****, *** ****** thing.

******* **** ****** ******. ********** **** be **********, **** ******* *** **** open *** ***** *****, ********** *** stretching *** ********* ** **** ******* will ******** *** *** ****** ****.

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