Rank One Computing believes in a just, non-violent world of equality and fairness. We prize democratic values, civil liberties and open and informed debate. When used to further these values, automated face recognition can continue to make the world a safer, better place for everyone. And, in the absence of regulatory guidance, we have developed a Code of Ethics to set forth the principles that we believe should guide any development and use of facial recognition technology. This Code of Ethics establishes important limitations that we believe are appropriate in how face recognition should be utilized, particularly by law enforcement.
This Code of Ethics serves as a guideline both for how we will develop face recognition systems and how we will expect our integration partners and end-users to develop and utilize face recognition systems based on our algorithms. We require all of our partners and customers who use Rank One facial recognition algorithms to commit to abide by this Code of Ethics.
Facial recognition should be used to make the world safer, more secure and more convenient while minimizing harm through proper workflows that identify and mitigate sources of error.
Facial recognition should not be used to track private details about a person without opt-in consent, except when used for security and safety purposes.