Case Study 8 (Biometrics)

  1. Introduction and dividing people into groups. (5 minutes)
  2. In groups, discuss what the implications of this technology are for your role. (10 minutes)
  3. Now form groups of five people with a member from each demographic/role. Share the pressing benefits or concerns from your first discussion. (10 minutes)
  4. Get back into your original groups based on your role and, after hearing benefits and concerns from other roles, decide if you:
    • support or oppose the public use of this technology
    • support or oppose the corporate use of this technology
  5. Based on what you decide for a) and b), write three or four compelling reasons on the board (ethical, political, privacy, safety, economic) for your position for or against the technology. (10 minutes)
  6. Going around the room, share the decisions your group made and the reasons why you made those decisions. (10 minutes)
  7. Discussion of current state of facial recognition and potential paths that facial recognition may take. (5 minutes)
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