NPR’s “On Point” Discussion on Police Use of Iris Scans and Facial Recognition Software

This morning I was a guest on NPR’s “On Point” show, an hour-long program hosted by Tom Ashbrook that today focused on police use of new biometric identification methods — facial recognition and iris scans, in particular. I’ve been on the program once before, and it’s terrific: It manages to go in-depth while being of interest to the general listener.

You can listen to the program from here, or download the mp3 directly from this link. The first 15 minutes or so is just about the technology and how it is being used. I show up at about the 17:30 point to focus on the legal questions, and I stay in the conversation on and off for the rest of the hour.