On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Federation of America announced in a joint statement with other privacy advocacy groups that they would no longer participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology.… Continue Reading
On March 28, 2014, the 87th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners concluded in Hamburg. This blog post provides an overview of several key resolutions adopted during the Conference.… Continue Reading
On December 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced a new multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology. The first meeting will take place February 6, 2014, with additional meetings planned for the spring and summer of 2014.… Continue Reading
On October 22, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission released a report entitled “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies” that focuses on the privacy concerns associated with this increasingly ubiquitous technology. … Continue Reading
On March 22, 2012, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an Opinion on the use of facial recognition technology in online and mobile services. This blog post provides an overview of the Working Party’s key conclusions and best practice recommendations.… Continue Reading
On June 10, 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the FTC claiming that Facebook's automated online image identification practices are unfair and deceptive, and alleging that the FTC's failure to act on pending consumer complaints about Facebook may have contributed to the company's decision to deploy facial recognition technology.
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