Coleman Harris

Coleman Harris

Coleman is a data scientist interested in problems related to data quality and integrity while pursuing his PhD in Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University. He has written on various issues related to understanding complex ideas in the fields of science, technology, and medicine.

Facial recognition and retinal scanning technology. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Analysis: Nashville should ban facial recognition technology

By: - February 23, 2021

In 2017, the Metro Nashville Council overwhelmingly passed an ordinance 25-2 taking steps to limit the use of surveillance technology by the city government. The resulting law, Section 13.08.080, requires council approval when placing surveillance devices onto public rights-of-way, with “surveillance” covering technology from biometric software to RFID scanners.  In short, the law does not […]