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.
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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.
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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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