B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University; J.D., Georgetown
Clare Garvie is a senior associate with the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law. She was lead author on three of the Center’s reports on face recognition, including: The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America in 2016; and Garbage In, Garbage Out: Face Recognition on Flawed Data and America Under Watch: Face Surveillance in the United States in 2019. In 2019 she also testified before the House Oversight Committee about police use of face recognition. Her commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and she serves as an expert resource to both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and state legislatures. Her current research focuses on the use of face recognition-derived evidence in criminal cases and the ways activists, public defenders, and policymakers can ensure the technology is under control. Previously, she worked in human rights and international criminal law with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). She received her J.D. from Georgetown Law and her B.A. from Barnard College in political science, human rights, and psychology.