Professor Logan Testifies Before Florida House Subcommittee

Professor Logan at the Florida Capitol before testifying

On November 6, Wayne A. Logan, the FSU Law Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor, testified before the Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on “Using Technology to Advance Public Safety While Protecting Privacy.” Logan addressed legal/policy issues surrounding the timely topic of whether, and how, limits should be imposed on the increasing use by police of “big data,” machine learning and artificial intelligence. In his remarks, Logan emphasized the importance of informed and transparent public debate regarding regulatory decisions, which takes into account both the potential safety benefits and privacy detriments of sophisticated data collection and use technologies. At the hearing, the committee also heard from the representatives of two data mining/predictive analytics companies who discussed their products. After the presentations, Logan fielded questions from committee members on a broad range of topics, including police use of facial recognition technology and “smart devices.”

Published on November 18, 2019