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

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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** ****** ****,******** **** * * paragraph '******** ******'** ******** ********** ****** directing ********* ** ****** out, **** ***** ***** advisors, **** ***** ***** they ***** ** ***** locations:

** ********* ******** ********* to ****** ***** ***** and ***** **** ********* to ****** ** **** laws ****** ***** ********** and *********** ** ******** Appearance ******. ** *** are ** ** **** where ***** ** ***** laws *********** *** ****** your *** ** ******** Appearance ******, ****** ******* your ***** ******* ** determine *** ***** **** may ****** ***.

******** *** *** **** any ******** ****.

*** ****** ************* ********** Search ** ********** "********** signature":

******** ********** ****** ******** by ****** ** ********* service ** *** ****** generate "********** **********" *** images ** ********, ****** and ***** **** ** the ********* *******, ** extracted **** **** ***** by ** *********-******* ********* (such ** *** ******** AI ***, ** *** Avigilon ** *********).

*** ***** *** *** just **** ***** *********** directly *** **** ********* trying ** ***, ******** went ** ** *******:

** ** ******** **** a ********* ** * plaintiff ********** ** ****** a ********** ******* ***** or ***** **** ***** argue **** ***** ********** signatures ******* ********* **** covered ** ***** ****.

******, **** ******** *** rising ** ********'* **** state ** ********, ***** has ************* *********** ******* ***.

******** ********* ** ****** the ************* ***** ** disabled:

** ** ** ********* or ********* ** ** so, ******** ********** ********* be ******** ****** ** a ******-**-****** ***** ** system-wide, ****** ** ************ the ********* ******* **** each ** *** ******* based ******* ** **** site. *** *********-******* **********, uninstalling *** ********* ******* is *** ********, *** disabling ******** ********** ****** on *** ******* ******** the **** ******.

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

******** ******* ** ******* to **** ** ******* the******** ********** *********** ******* Act******* ** ****** *** use ** ******** ********** Search.

******** *** *********** *** the **** ** ***** Avigilon ****** *** ******** to ****** *** ** they *** ******** *** law. **** **** *** mean **** ******** **** not ** **** *** it **** **** **** dealers *** ********* ****** rely ** ********** **** their ************.

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****** *********** ** ******* a ********* ** *** unique *************** **** ****** scans ** ************.

*********** ********* *********** ******* Act******* ****** **** ******** is * "********* **********":

"********* **********" ***** * retina ** **** ****, fingerprint, **********, ** **** of **** ** **** geometry. ********* *********** ** not ******* ******* *******, written **********, ***********, ***** biological ******* **** *** valid ********** ******* ** screening, *********** ****, ****** descriptions, ** ******** ************ such ** ******, ******, hair *****, ** *** color.

*******, *** **** **** biometrics *** ************ ****** to *********** *** ****** be *******:

********** *** ****** ***** unique *********** **** *** used ** ****** ******** or ***** ********* ***********. For *******, ****** ******** numbers, **** ***********, *** be *******. **********, *******, are ************ ****** ** the **********; *********, **** compromised, *** ********** *** no ********, ** ** heightened **** *** ******** theft, *** ** ****** to ******** **** *********-*********** transactions.

************* ** ******** ******** also ********** ********** ** "unique":

********** *** ****** ******** characteristics, **** ** ************, that *** ** **** for ********* ***********.

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

********* ******** *********** *** recognizes ****** *********** ** a ********* (****** *** *******). ******, ******** ***** no ***** ***** *** Avigilon ****** *********** ******** in **** ******.

*** **** ********* ******** is ******* ********** ****** and *** "********** **********" that ** ******* ** a *********. *******, ********'* Appearance ****** ********* **** faces ** ******** *******.

** **** ****, ******* faces *** ****, ********** Search ** ****** **********. See****'* **** ** ******** Appearance ******, ***** ***** *** program ***** ***** *** identification:

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*** * ***** ****, albeit **** *********.

***** ***** **** ***** are ****** *** ** in ******** *****, * do ***** ****** *********** is *** ** ***** 'slippery *****' *****. ********* these **** ******* ************* to **** ** **** less '*** *******-*' *********.

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*** **** ********* ******** is ******* ********** ****** and *** "********** **********" that ** ******* ** a *********. *******, ********'* Appearance ****** ********* **** faces ** ******** *******.

** **** ****, ******* faces *** ****, ********** Search ** ****** **********. See****'* **** ** ******** Appearance ******, ***** ***** *** program ***** ***** *** identification:

**** ***** ** ************** appear ** ** ******* blurred ****.

** *** ***'* ****** a **** *********** ******* on ***, ***** ** no ****** *********** ********* and *********** ** ********* info, **?

********** ****** ** *** facial ***********. ****** *********** for ***** *****, ***** lists, ******* ***** ***/** face ****** ** ** add ** *******. ********** search **** ***** *** patterns ** *** ********** objects (***** ***, ***** bottom, ***** ****, ****, etc). ********** ****** ** not ***** ****** ***********.

****** ******* ** ** I'm *****.

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*********, *** - ********** Search ** ******** ** categorize ***** **** ************** (Person ** ******* ** Car), ******** ** *************** of ** - **** as ***** *** ** bottom.

****** ********* ** ****** for * ****** ** selecting ******* ******** ******** descriptions, ********* ******** *****, gender *** *** **************.

*** **** ***** ***** when *** ***** ************ the ****** ***** ** their ***************: **** *****, or ***. ** ** individual ************** ** *** person, **** ******** *** be ********** ********* ****.

**** ** *** **** prospective, ** ***** ******** - *** *** ******** is: **** *** ********* capability ** "********** ******" to **** ******* ** a ******* ********** *** any **** **** **** would ** ********** ********* data,***** *** ****? **'** ***.

** ***** **** **** that ******** *** **** thoughtful ***** **** **** day *, ******* ** "appearance ******" ******* ****'** had **** ** **** since **'* *********. *'* thoroughly ********** ** *** this *** ***** *** under * **********.

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*********** ************. ** ******* take ** ** *** that ****** ** ***** of * **** *** finding ** ******** ** alert ** * ******** face ** ******* *********.

* ***** ***** **** finding/searching *** ******* **** a **** ***** *** black ***** ** ***** arbitrary ** ***’* ** people *** ******* ****** with **** ********. **’* not ************* *********.

******* **** ***** **** out *** **’** *** in * *** ***** and * *** *** if *** **** ** millions ** ******* *****.

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********** ****** ***** ***** as ******** ** ****** search *******, **** ******* their ****** *********** ** place. **'* *** ********* "under *** ****", *** that ** ******** *** Avigilon/Motorola ******* ** *** be ******* ** ********* data.

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******* **** ** ***** by, "***** ***** ** criteria ** ****** ****** results?"

** **** *** ****** or *** ********* ** something ****?

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** ********'* *** ***********: Incorporating *** ****** *************** of * ******’* **** enables *** ********** ****** technology ** ********** **** it ** ********* *** the **** ******, **** if ***** **** ** their ******** ****** **** time.

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**** ** *******; ******** that ** ******'* *** to **** *****, **********, with **** **********. *** of *** **** ***** mfg's *** *** **** already **** ***** **** for * ***** ***. Yes, **** *** ****. Enjoy *** ******** *** asked ***.

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* ***** **** ***, but *** *** ****** Moto *** ******** ********* are *** ******** *********;******** ********* ********* **********, Begins ******* ** *** on **** | ******** Solutions

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*** ****** ***** **** acount ******** ********, ******, build, *** **** ***** visible. ** ** ******* biometeric.

*'* *** ********* **** any ***** **** *********** biometrics. *** ***** ** what ** ** **** for. * ****** ******** an **** **** *** be **** ** ******* walking ** ** ** invastion ** *******. ** is **** *** *** of *** ********** ******* in *** ********* ** someone's *******, ******, ***.. the ******* ****** ******. The **** **** *** targeting ********** *** ***** so ******* ** *** racial **** **** *** been ***** ** *** algorhythms, *** **** **** black ***** ** **********. For ***** ***** ********* accuarcy ****** ******* **% and **%. *** ********* and ****** **** ****** the *** ** ****** recognition ** ***** ****** department *** ** *** inaccuracy *** **** *** by *** ***********. **** getting ** ****** ******* for ******* **** ** 75% ********* ***** *** no ********** *************.

*** *********** ***** ** little ********* *** ********** facial ***********, ****** **** the ********** **** *** train *** ****** ** the ****** *** *** limits ** ****** ***********. Provide *** ******** *** document ** **** *** liability ***** ******** **** the *** ** *** client.

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* ****** ******** ** area **** *** ** seen ** ******* ******* by ** ** ********* of *******.

*******, *** ** **** devil's ********. *****, *'* agree **** *** * conventional ****** **** **** records ***** ** ****** is *** **** ** a ******* ******* ***** the ********** **** **** ever **** ** ****** out *** * ********** person **, ** **** low.

*** **** ***** ****** recognition ******* *** **** know **** *** ***** to ************* ***** ****** who ****** ** ** their ****** ********. ** that **** ** * privacy ******* *** ***?

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"*** **** ***** ****** recognition ******* *** **** know **** *** ***** to ************* ***** ****** who ****** ** ** their ****** ********. ** that **** ** * privacy ******* *** ***?"

***** ** *** ******* database **** ** **** to ******* *** ********* read ** *** ****** features ** *** "******" person's ********(***** * ******'* name, *******, ***, ***, social ******** ******, ******'* license ******, ** **** as ***** ****** *********** metadata)? ** ******* ** a ****** ****** ****** "oh **** *'** **** that ****** ****** *** here ** *** **** and **** *** * don't ****** **** **** their ******** **; * just **** *'** **** them ******". *'** **** wondering *** * ***** now... *** **** *** they ***** ***** **** face ** *** *** actually *** ** ** your ****** ******** *** been ****** ********* **** and ********** **** **** name/identity **** ******* ****** read ** **** ***** time. ** ***** ***** that ******? ********** ** motor ********? ** *** happened ** **** **** arrested *** *********? ******** photograph? **** ** ***** that *******?

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****, *'** ****** ** own ******** - *** database(s) **** ***** **** face ** **** ******** are ********* ******** ********* and *** ********* **** up **** *** ***** as **** ** *** name **** *** ****** up *** **. ** is (****** ****** ***** platform ** **** ****** here). ***, *** ** longer **** *** *********** of *******. ******* ******. And ***** **** *** associated ****** *** ********* and **********. *** *** most ** *** **** for ****, *** ****** be ***** ** **********.

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** ** **** **** my ******* ** ** my ******* *** ** my ******** *******. *** our ******* *** *** systems ** ****, ****** to ***** ****** *** a ****** *********** ******** is *** ********* *** feasable. ***** ** ** method ** ******* *** social ***** ****** **** identifying **** *** *** clients ** **** * facial *********** ******** **** social ***** ******.

*'* **** ******* **** a ******** ***** ********* like *** *** ** NSA ***** **** *** net *** ****** ******** of ******, **** *** those ******* * ****** recognition ****** *** ********* the ***** ** **** image. *** *** ** and *** ******* **** is * ***-******* **** holds ** *** *** execution ** **** * senario.

*** ********* ********* *** us ** ******* ** client ****** *** ** not ****** ************* ** training *** ******* ** systems *********** *** ****** use.

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*********** ********, *** **. I ***'* **** ** a ****** **** ** and ********** **. ** is ** **** ********* than **&* ******* ***** where * ****** **** my **** *****. ************, as *********** ** ***'* have ****** ** *** DMV ***** ********* *** the ** ****** *** thus **** **** ****** capability ** ** **** type ** ********. ***** goverment ***** ******** ******* that ***** ** *********** and ******** ********, ** would ** ******* **********. Scanning *** *** ******** of *** ******* ****** on ***** ****** *********** capable ****** ***** ****** the ********** *** ** looking *** ***** **********, wanted ********, ***., ***** number ** *** **'* of *********.

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*** ***** ***** ********* accuarcy ****** ******* **% and **%…

**** ** * ****** cop ******* ** *** department **** *** ***** bring * ***** ** and **% ** *** time ** ***** ********* identify *** ******?

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*** ******** ** **** thread *** **** **** in ******** **********'*.

**** ******** ********* *** was **** *** ****** from * ***** *** business ***** ** ****. Thier ******* ** ***** they **** **** ** than **** ********* **** software *********, ****** ****** at *** ***** ****** of **** ******* ** municipalities (*** **** *******- Qty=17) *** ******* **** the *** ********** **** technology ** ** ********* ways *** *******. ***** manufactures ****** **** ******.

*** ****** ** ****** CYA. *** *** **** in * ***** **** with **** *********** **** must **** ***** *** determination *** ********** ******** part ** *** ******** features **** * ***** local ******* *** ****** illegal!

********* ****** ** *** want "**** ***** ************". But ******** ***** ******** of * ******* **** playground *** ****, *** they********* * **** *****.

*** ******** ***** **** it **** ************ ** ** ****** "we *** ******** *** pedaphiles" *** *** ** the ****** " ******* search *** *******" ** good, *****, *** ****** thing.

******* **** ****** ******. Technology **** ** **********, then ******* *** **** open *** ***** *****, redefining *** ********** *** boundries ** **** ******* will ******** *** *** common ****.

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