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Privacy Technology Demonstration

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will host a Privacy Technology Demonstration, a first-of-its kind event to examine the performance of technologies intended to protect the privacy of individuals by obfuscating or encrypting faces in videos.

About the Privacy Technology Demonstration

Video technologies can enhance public safety and security, however there are legitimate concerns that these surveillance capabilities could be misused to recognize and track individuals. DHS is engaging industry to develop and evaluate capabilities to address public concerns and still enable public safety organizations to safeguard our homeland.  Watch this video to learn more about the Privacy Technology Demonstration.

To learn about the 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration application process and requirements, please watch the announcement video below:

The 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration webinar video: DHS Science and Technology. March 2020. Arun Vemury. Biometric and Identity Technology Center, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. Jake Hasselgren, John Howard and Yevgeniy Sirotin. The Maryland Test Facility. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology seal and logo. Maryland Test Facility logo.


For results on the 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration, visit the MdTF results website for more information.

Timeline/Submission Info

DHS S&T seeks full or partial systems capable of collecting and processing live and/or stored video footage, such that the faces of any recorded individuals are obfuscated and cannot be identified by humans or by face recognition algorithms. Companies providing either camera systems with edge processing capabilities or software capable of processing video in real-time will be considered and are encouraged to apply to participate. 

Check back with us soon for information on important dates.

Additional Info

Check the MdTF website for the most up-to-date information about upcoming events, or to sign-up.


Last Updated: 11/29/2022
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