The Oregon Agency has the option of using face detection technology

The Oregon Department of Employment expects to use a face-to-face contractor to verify the identity of those claiming benefits.

However, although the agency began using non-technology options last autumn, some people in Oregon and 26 other jurisdictions, including four neighboring states, have experienced problems with’s automated search system, said David Gerstenfeld, acting director of the Department of Employment. States.

The system compares claimants’ photos to upload with driver’s license, state ID cards, passports or passport cards, if they all have a photo.

Some of the groups Gerstenfield said they had problems.

• Employees age 20 and under

• Latin, Black, and Native Americans

• People who can’t access computers

In a brief statement on Wednesday, February 16, 2009, Gerstenfield stated: “We are aware of the risks associated with facial recognition technology and know how difficult it can be to apply it to people of color. “Everyone is equal.”

ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ ስተ You can use the special contact key on the agency’s “Contact Us” website and use mobile phones to verify your identity or upload photos in person.

Of the 27,000 unemployed beneficiaries, 17,000 have completed the process on since the agency began using the system, according to Grestenfield. He did not count the number of qualified people after visiting the Workshop’s office, which is run by the Agency and local partners.

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Whiteden Productions Federal

Gerstonfield chairman Ron Widen and two Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, Schroed Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Massachusetts, said the day after condemning the use of face recognition technology by private contractors working with government agencies.

In a letter to Labor Secretary Martin Walsh on February 15, the senators urged the Department of Labor to shift to a federal option such as, which will be administered by General Services Administration from 2017.

They wrote: Many state and federal government agencies are outsourcing their core technology infrastructure to the private sector.

“, one of the most popular providers in the space, not only has face recognition but also a lack of clarity about its processes and results, but it has a long shelf life that is unacceptable for frequent users.”

The federal system registers 28 agencies on 200 websites and has 40 million American accounts.

However, the three largest federal agencies do not use It is the Internal Revenue Service that provided 189 million tax returns in 2020. Department of Social Security Administration and Patriotic Affairs serving 69 million recipients.

Widen and Republicans’ Finance Committee members have made similar comments in recent weeks about the use of irs facial recognition technology. Unlike Republicans, Whiteden acknowledged that Iris needed to update its systems immediately.

Gerstonfield says Widen’s point is well taken.

“We agree with Senator Widen that a good solution would be a national identity tool,” he said.

“We will continue to look at how to simplify the verification process and how to keep their secrets. We think there are good defenses. We would prefer a national system that all states can use.

How it started

Gerstenfield Oregon announced in March that it had signed an agreement with in McLean, Virginia, for a pilot project.

“It is clear that existing weapons do not provide adequate protection,” he said.

In mid-January, Oregon reported a deficit of $ 24 million as a result of fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits by 2020. That amount is a fraction of the $ 7.4 billion that the Oregon Department of Employment has paid in federal and state benefits. Unemployment Trust Fund from Employment Salary Tax. It was far less than the $ 20 billion lost in California or $ 640 million in Washington State.

According to the state, 4,543 cases of identity theft caused a loss of $ 3.1 million, and 4,692 cases of personal fraud accounted for $ 21.1 million. The agency is still working on 2021 data. Most federal supplementary unemployment benefits end on Labor Day.

He said most of the losses in 2020 will come from regular state benefits, not additional federal benefits.

“We think there are good defenses. We prefer a national system,” said Gerstenfield.

“We are not saying that we are in perfect condition. We will continue to work with the provider, try to address the concerns and understand the impacts we are seeing.


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