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Commander Scott Gerlicher, who leads the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operation and Intelligence Division, told lawmakers last week that his agency has no current interest in deploying facial recognition technologies. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)
Commander Scott Gerlicher, who leads the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operation and Intelligence Division, told lawmakers last week that his agency has no current interest in deploying facial recognition technologies. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)

Data Practices panel mulls cloud, facial recognition

It appears lawmakers next year might take on facial recognition, a powerful digital technology that remains largely unregulated in Minnesota.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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