Tag Archives: Facial Recognition Technology

Washington Becomes Third State to Enact Biometric Privacy Law

On May 16, 2017, the Governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, signed into law House Bill 1493, which sets forth requirements for businesses who collect and use biometric identifiers for commercial purposes. The law will become effective on July 23, 2017. Washington becomes the third state to pass legislation regulating the commercial use of biometric identifiers.… Continue Reading

Consumer Groups Drop Out of NTIA Multistakeholder Process Regarding the Commercial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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

NTIA Announces New Multistakeholder Process on the Commercial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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

FTC Releases Report on Facial Recognition Technology

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
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