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EPIC Recommends Safeguards For Facial Recognition Technology

In a letter to the Department of Commerce, EPIC called on the agency to develop a facial recognition framework based on the Fair Information Practices ("FIPs"). The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is meeting to address the commercial use of facial recognition, which has seen a backlash. Google banned facial recognition apps and services and Europe required Facebook to discontinue the use of facial recognition for photo tagging. Today Senator Al Franken raised concerns about NameTag. Senator Franken, in a letter to the app developer, called for the delay of the apps release until best practices are established. In comments to the Federal Trade Commission, EPIC previously recommended the suspension of facial recognition technology until adequate safeguards are established. For more information, see EPIC: Face Recognition.

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