Police has an external, independent, expert panel to provide advice and oversight from an ethical and policy perspective of emergent technologies.
The expert panel operates as a reference group to which we will refer proposed policing applications of new and emergent technology (or significant enhancements of existing technology-enabled capabilities) on an as-needs basis.
The panel’s primary role is to provide advice and oversight from an ethical and policy perspective of emergent technologies. While advice will be received and considered in confidence, Police is committed to making the expert panel’s advice public wherever possible - acknowledging this may not be possible in every case, for example where disclosure would breach commercial obligations.
This panel supports Police’s commitment to carefully weigh privacy, security, and ethical consideration before looking at adding to its technology-enabled capabilities.
This will help provide assurance to the public that any major decision has been well considered and tested through an independent group.
Biographies of the panel
Professor Colin Gavaghan
Kirikowhai Mikaere (Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue - Te Arawa)
Dr Marion Oswald
Professor Michael Macaulay
Associate Professor Khylee Quince (Ngapuhi/Te Roroa/Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Kahungungu)
Professor Jennifer Brown