• Safe Face Pledge

    Pledge to mitigate abuse of facial analysis technology—any automated system that evaluates human faces or heads—by adopting 4 commitments

    1

    Show

    Value for Human Life, Dignity, and Rights

    2

    Address

    Harmful Bias

    3

    Facilitate

    Transparency

    4

    Embed

    Commitments into Business Practices

  • Commitment One: Show Value for Human Life, Dignity, and Rights

    Signatories of the Safe Face Pledge agree to:

    1

    Do not contribute to applications that risk human life

    By acknowledging that decisions that foreseeably increase the risk to human life are too dangerous for artificial intelligence, and by refraining from selling or providing facial analysis technologies to locate or identify targets in operations where lethal force may be used or is contemplated.

    2

    Do not facilitate secret and discriminatory government surveillance

    By acknowledging the right of the public to understand whether and how facial analysis technologies are used by the government. By refraining from knowingly selling to the government any products and services that are not subject to public scrutiny, inspection, and oversight.

    3

    Mitigate law enforcement abuse

    By acknowledging the right of the public to control whether and how facial analysis technologies are used in local, state or federal law enforcement including immigration agencies. By refraining from selling to law enforcement any products and services for purposes of enforcing criminal law unless a governing legislative body has explicitly and publicly considered all potential harms and authorized use of the technology through statute or ordinance.

    4

    Ensure your rules are being followed

    By acknowledging a responsibility over how facial analysis technology is used and that ignoring a customer’s implementation or use of the technology can risk harming community members. By adopting internal “know your customer” policies and procedures to ensure as best you can that your products are not being used for secret government surveillance.

  • Commitment Two: Address Harmful Bias

    Signatories of the Safe Face Pledge agree to:

    1

    Implement internal bias evaluation processes and support independent evaluation

    By adopting internal systems to evaluate the performance of your facial analysis products and services and also facilitating independent research in order to identify and mitigate harmful bias in the design, development, deployment, and use of these systems.

    2

    Submit models on the market for benchmark evaluation where available

    By submitting to ongoing external evaluation to the available standards bodies that benchmark facial analysis technology in the countries of operation.

  • Commitment Three: Facilitate Transparency

    Signatories of the Safe Face Pledge agree to:

    1

    Increase public awareness of facial analysis technology use

    By publishing accessible information on how facial analysis technologies are sold and used, including the types of entities they are sold to and any safeguards taken to mitigate misuse and risks. By proactively making a public explanation of how the systems works in clear and simple terms so that the people can understand how they work.

    2

    Enable external analysis of facial analysis technology on the market

    By publishing accessible descriptions and results of national or international benchmark performance evaluations, where available, including demographic information about the training data and collection processes.

  • Commitment Four: Embed Safe Face Pledge into Business Practices

    Signatories of the Safe Face Pledge agree to

    1

    Modify legal documents to reflect value for human life, dignity, and rights.

    By updating vendor contracts, partner agreements, and terms of service to reflect commitments associated with lethal, secret government surveillance, and law enforcement applications, including terms that obligate compliance with these commitments and requiring the cessation of use of the technology in the event of any discovered non-compliance.

    2

    Engage with stakeholders

    By proactively reaching out to affected communities, as well as experts in data ethics, civil rights, civil liberties, racial and gender justice, privacy, and policing for consultation or cases for cessation regarding the development and deployment of facial analysis technologies.

    3

    Provide details of Safe Face Pledge implementation

    By publishing a statement detailing how your organization complies with the commitments set forth in this pledge within six months of signing.

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    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.