• Overview - Inactive

    The Safe Face Pledge was launched in 2018 as opportunity for organizations to make public commitments towards mitigating the abuse of facial analysis technology. This historic pledge prohibits lethal use of the technology, lawless police use, and required transparency in any government use.


    Among the most concerning uses of facial analysis technology involve the bolstering of mass surveillance, the weaponization of AI, and harmful discrimination in law enforcement contexts. The Safe Face Pledge provided actionable measurable steps organizations could take to follow AI ethics principles by making commitments to:

    • Show Value for Human Life, Dignity, and Rights
    • Address Harmful Bias
    • Facilitate Transparency
    • Embed Commitments into Business Practices


    The pledge was drafted by the Algorithmic Justice League and the Center on Technology & Privacy at Georgetown Law who sunset the project in February 2021.

    Privacy Policy
    Effective Date: Dec 11, 2018
    www.SafeFacePledge.org is a project of the Algorithmic Justice League (“AJL,” “we,” or “us”). We care about your privacy, and have explained in this privacy policy (the “Policy”) the data we gather from users and how it is used and disclosed on the www.SafeFacePledge.org  website and other services offered as part of this platform (the “Services”). Please take a look over this information before you use the Services.
    Information We Collect
    The following types of information are collected from users as they use the Services:
    Voluntarily Disclosed Information. When you use the Services, you will have the opportunity to provide us with some information directly. For example, you have the ability to sign up for the pledge or submit a message through the contact form.
    Automatically Collected Information. Whenever you interact with Services, we automatically receive and record information from your browser, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, the type and configuration of your web browser, the last page you visited before accessing the Services, and the page or feature you requested. You may be able to disable our access to some of this information through your browser settings, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of the features of the Services.
    The Services may also use “cookies.” “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of the features of the Services.
    Use of Information
    We may use the information collected about you in order to operate, develop, research, modify, and improve the Services. This may include to provide the Services, gather and publicize User Content, use any contact information you provide to communicate with you about your use of the Services, and analyze trends and patterns in our users’ use of the Services.
    Disclosure of Information
    Some amount of sharing is necessary for AJL to provide these Services, and to comply with the law. The following organizations have access to the information described above:
    AJL and Its Contractors. Members of the AJL team, and any independent contractors they retain to work on the Services, may have access to user information as it is reasonably needed for the operation of the Services. 
    Third-Party Service Providers. We may employ other companies and individuals to perform tasks on our behalf as part of the operation of these Services. We will share your information with them as is needed for them to provide such assistance. Unless we tell you differently, these third parties do not have any right to use the information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
    Aggregate Information. AJL may share aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data derived from user information for any operational purpose, including for analyzing usage behavior or to help identify new partners, programs, and opportunities.
    Business Transfers. If AJL is acquired by another entity, goes into dissolution, or otherwise transfers ownership or assets, we may sell or transfer user information as part of that transaction.
    Legal Compliance. We may share information if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary in order to comply with any court order, subpoena, or other legal process, including an order to respond to any government or regulatory request, or if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of AJL or others.
    Changes to this Policy
    If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes on the www.safefacepledge.org website so users can remain aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. The effective date of the current version will be posted at the top of this Policy. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for updates.
    Contact Us
    If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at comms@ajlunited.org.