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NYU School of Law Policing Project
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In response to concerns over the potential privacy implications of its gunshot detection technology, ShotSpotter Technologies, Inc. (SST) approached the Policing Project to conduct a thorough personal privacy assessment of its product, ShotSpotter. The primary privacy concern identified was the possibility that the technology might capture voices of individuals near its sensors, and could conceivably be used for targeted voice surveillance. Although ultimately concluding that the risk of voice surveillance was extremely low in practice, Policing Project offered SST a variety of recommendations on how to make ShotSpotter even more privacy protective.