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Kontekstiks:

Facial recognition, body cameras, and other digital technologies are increasingly commonplace tools of police departments. These provide police with an increased ability to collect vast stores of information on our movements and habits, both online and in real life. […] But there is another, less obvious, challenge to democratic policing from these profound changes. […] That the police neither design nor produce the tools that raise some of the most important questions about privacy and civil liberties today has profound consequences for how we think about democratic policing.

Terviklahendused …

Formerly known as Taser International, the Axon corporation has designed not just a body camera for police officers but an entire digital platform: hardware in the form of body cameras, a digital platform that allows police to store the gigabits of video data, and software like automated transcription to apply to that information. […] Police departments stand as one set of customers, not necessarily integral parts of the research or design of the products that document millions of hours of police-civilian interactions, form the basis of civilian complaints against the police, and support investigations for individual prosecutions. And in the absence of robust regulatory regimes, private companies also become de facto policy-makers.

Olevik ja tulevik:

The growing reliance on artificial intelligence and automation in policing is here to stay. […] There is no single answer for how to move forward responsibly in policing. As the examples here show, each type of corporate secrecy poses its own specific set of challenges.

Joh, E. E. (2021). The corporate shadow in democratic policing. Science, 374(6565), 274-276.