Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Amazon AGM Brings Attention to Facial Recognition Technology Risks

May 24, 2019

On May 22, 2019, twelve shareholder proposals went to a vote at Amazon’s highly anticipated Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, WA. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood were the lead proponents of a resolution which called on Amazon to prohibit sales of facial recognition technology to government agencies unless the Board concludes, after […]



Article tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Shareholder Resolution Filed with Amazon on Prohibiting Sales of Facial Recognition to Government, Citing Human Rights Risks

January 17, 2019

SHAREHOLDERS PRESS AMAZON TO STOP SELLING RACIALLY BIASED SURVEILLANCE TECH TO GOVERNMENT Press release written by Open MIC. Link to original posting: https://www.openmic.org/news/2019/1/16/halt-rekognition Citing critical concerns over immigrant surveillance of vulnerable communities, racial profiling, and other civil and human rights violations, Amazon shareholders have filed a resolution asking the company to prohibit sales of “Rekognition”, […]



Article tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,