In Opposition of Facial Recognition Technology in Residential Buildings
The New York Civil Liberties Union (“NYCLU”) respectfully submits the following letter in support of Brooklyn Legal Services’ opposition to the application for the installation of a Facial Recognition Entry System (Docket Nos: GS210005OD and GS210008OD) in the rent-stabilized buildings of Atlantic Plaza Towers, located at 249 Thomas S. Boyland Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11233 and 216 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11233 owned by Atlantic Towers Associates, L.P. (“Owner”).
The NYCLU, the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization with eight offices across the state, and approximately 150,000 members and supporters statewide. The NYCLU’s mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles, rights and values embodied in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York. The NYCLU works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.