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Mar 14, 2019 7:25 PM 1+ mon ago

Bipartisan bill proposes oversight for commercial facial recognition

On Thursday, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz and Missouri Senator Roy Blunt introduced a bill designed to offer legislative oversight for commercial applications of facial recognition technology. Known as the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act, the bill would obligate companies to first obtain explicit user consent before collecting any facial recognition data as well as limiting companies from freely sharing facial recognition data with third parties.

"Consumers are increasingly concerned about how their data is being collected and used, including data collected through facial recognition technology," Senator Blunt said of the bill. "That's why we need guardrails to ensure that, as this technology continues to develop, it is implemented responsibly."

Microsoft endorsed the bipartisan bill, which dovetails with some of the company's own ideas about how facial recognition tech might be regulated. "We believe it's important for governments in 2019 to start ...

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Miami, Florida-based facial recognition startup Kairos today announced that it has raised $4 million from individual investor E. Jay Saunders, chair and CEO of regulation technolog...

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wired.com     2+ mon ago

In December, Microsoft President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening "race to the bottom." Now the company has joined a legislativ...

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techradar.com     2+ mon ago

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wired.com     8+ mon ago

The Washington Post/Getty Images Amazon touts its Rekognition facial recognition system as simple and easy to use, encouraging customers to detect, analyze, and compare faces for a wide varie...

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Microsoft is joining the movement for face-recognition technology regulation. The software giant the first major tech company to make such a...


Bipartisan Facial Recognition Privacy Bill Introduced in Congress

Bipartisan Facial Recognition Privacy Bill Introduced in Congress

jdsupra.com     3+ week ago

Senators Brian Schatz (D) and Roy Blunt (R) recently introduced S.847, the "Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019," a bill that would, subject to certain important exce...

NEC Provides Facial Recognition for E. SUN Commercial Bank in Taiwan

acnnewswire.com     1+ mon ago

TOKYO, Feb 25, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has announced its provision of a facial recognition system via NEC Taiwan Ltd. to E. SUN Commercial Bank Ltd. (E. SUN Bank), a major ...

Facial Recognition Bill to Require Explicit Consent by Individuals

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jdsupra.com     3+ week ago

What is this bill? A new bill introduced in the U. S. Senate on March 14, 2019 would require companies to obtain explicit user consent before facial recognition data could be coll...

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dailymail.co.uk     8+ mon ago

Facial recognition technology that's used to target problem drinkers in northern Western Australia may be expanded to Perth. Alcohol-fuelled domestic violence offenders and repeat drunk-drivers would ...

Facial recognition for problem WA drinkers

news.com.au     8+ mon ago

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insurancejournal.com     2+ mon ago

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CBP Facial Recognition Technology

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Secret Service testing facial recognition...

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The agency started the program late last month, and its existence was publicized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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Preventing Government Facial Recognition Oppression

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Americans warm to facial recognition

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wnd.com     3+ mon ago

(NEXTGOV) -- A growing number of Americans are OK with the facial recognition technology, especially if it increases public safety, according to a national survey released Monday. ...

FBI Using AMAZONs Facial Recognition...

FBI Using AMAZON's Facial Recognition...

nextgov.com     3+ mon ago

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Facial recognition comes to university

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Facial recognition comes to university

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Facial recognition comes to university

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Regulate facial recognition: tech boss

news.com.au     3+ week ago

Microsoft president Brad Smith has called for a global conversation on facial recognition, urging countries to regulate before democratic freedoms are impacted. Microsoft's president has urged Austra...

Facial recognition nabs China scalpers

Facial recognition nabs China scalpers

news.com.au     1+ mon ago

Facial recognition nabs China scalpers More than 30 hospitals in Beijing have installed facial recognition technology to catch scalpers who on-sell doctor appointme...

Shanghai airport using facial recognition

standard.net.au     6+ mon ago

It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China. Shanghai Hongqiao ...

Shanghai airport using facial recognition

news.com.au     6+ mon ago

Shanghai airport using facial recognition Shanghai International Airport is now using facial recognition technology at its self-service flight and baggage check-ins. ...

Facial recognition comes to university

ecns.cn     9+ mon ago

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Guangzhou subways use facial recognition

globaltimes.cn     9+ mon ago

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New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

theverge.com     1+ mon ago

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from collecting or sharing people's data without their explicit co...

Senators unveil facial recognition bill to stop firms from tracking you

Senators unveil facial recognition bill to stop firms from tracking you

cnet.com     1+ mon ago

If passed, this would be the first federal law protecting your privacy from businesses that use facial recognition. Facial recognition is everywhere, but there aren't any laws tha...

Chinese university uses facial recognition for campus entry

cr80news.com     9+ mon ago

Chinese university uses facial recognition for campus entry A number of higher education institutions in China have deployed biometric solutions for access and payments in recent months, and adding to...

IBM Releases Diverse Dataset For Fairer Facial Recognition

IBM Releases Diverse Dataset For Fairer Facial Recognition

geek.com     2+ mon ago

Computers have advanced significantly since Charles Babbage's day. But even the most progressive machines are only as good as the humans who program them. IBM on Tuesday released ...

Lawmakers want to make it harder to sell your facial recognition data

Lawmakers want to make it harder to sell your facial recognition data

cnet.com     1+ mon ago

If passed, this would be the first federal law protecting your privacy from businesses that use facial recognition. Facial recognition is everywhere, but there aren't any laws tha...

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Facial recognition touted as 'user friendly' system for...

dailymail.co.uk     7+ mon ago

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Amazon recommends 6 guidelines for facial recognition legislation

Amazon recommends 6 guidelines for facial recognition legislation

geekwire.com     2+ mon ago

by Monica Nickelsburg on February 7, 2019 at 10:03 amFebruary 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm Amazon is taking an active role advising lawmakers on legislation that would govern facial recogni...

Kairos raises $4 million for facial recognition technology

Kairos raises $4 million for facial recognition technology

venturebeat.com     2+ mon ago

Miami, Florida-based facial recognition startup Kairos today announced that it has raised $4 million from individual investor E. Jay Saunders, chair and CEO of regulation technolog...

IBM used Flickr photos for facial-recognition project

IBM used Flickr photos for facial-recognition project

bbc.co.uk     1+ mon ago

By using large datasets such as this, technology companies hope to make their facial-recognition systems more accurate. "We take the privacy of individuals very seriously and have...

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