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A Conversation about Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology (1 Ethics CPE)

  • November 08, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom (Online)


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A Conversation about Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology

11/8/2021 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)



Dr. Aimee Kendall Roundtree is the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Liberal Arts and a Professor in the technical communication program at Texas State University. Her study of the intersection of ethics and facial recognition is grounded in her experience with the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. She researches and promotes the importance of developing policies and communication among experts, policymakers, organizations, and the public. She has worked as a communications specialist for the Texas Medical Foundation and as a public relations officer for Air Combat Command at Langley AFB.  Her current projects include research into emergency incident reporting and big data methodology for text mining. She recently received a grant to study ethical considerations for the use of facial recognition software and is particularly interested in applications in emergency response and at universities.  Dr. Roundtree earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

 Program Title, Description, and Learning Objectives

This program will include a description of ethical issues associated with the implementation of facial recognition technology (in various settings), the likelihood of inaccurate results, and policy considerations for the use of such software.  The potential for inaccurate results merits serious concern as to how that could negatively impact a fraud investigation. The program will also include an informal dialogue about ethical concerns for you professionally and personally related to the use of facial recognition software.  Counts for 1 CPE hour of Ethics training  

Learning Objectives – After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe some of the uses of facial recognition software in fraud examination and the ethical implications arising from that use
  • Identify some of the potential shortcomings of facial recognition software
  • Explain the need for careful consideration of ethical issues related to the implementation of facial recognition software
  • Evaluate how the use of facial recognition software intersects with the ACFE Code of Ethics 

Prerequisite:  Not required, but suggested readings prior to the session provide multiple perspectives about the use of facial recognition technology (none of which are endorsed by the Austin chapter of the ACFE):


Refund, Cancellation & No-Show Policy: Refunds of fees paid for internet-based sessions may be provided only if registrant contacts Austin ACFE within 24 hours of the start time of the session & documents an emergency or similar event that prevented participation. For in-person events, registration cancellations and refund request must be made by contacting Austin ACFE within 5 calendar days from the start time of the session. Cancellations received less than 5days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances. Contact must be made via email to:

In the event a registrant does not show up to an event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, the registrant will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Austin ACFE reserves the right to bar from future events registrants who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

For events provided by the Austin chapter at no cost to registrants, there will be no refunds.

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NASBA Registry: The Austin Area chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Non-profit Status: The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

Registration Fees More Details
Members $20 Delivery Method: Online
Non-Members $40
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
    Advanced Preparation:

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