Facial Recognition Technology: A How-To Guide

Facial Recognition Technology: A How-To Guide

Facial recognition technology uses algorithms that map facial features – such as the distance between a person’s eyes, or the width of a person’s nose – and compares those features to a database of known individuals. Organizations may use the technology for security (e.g., cameras that “ID” employees or criminals), marketing to consumers (e.g., cameras that “ID” particular customers), or designing products that quickly categorize digital media (e.g., photograph sorting). …

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Guidelines for Facial Recognition Technology

Guidelines for Facial Recognition Technology

Facial recognition technology uses algorithms that map facial features – such as the distance between a person’s eyes, or the width of a person’s nose – and compares those features to a database of known individuals. Organizations may use the technology for security (e.g., cameras that “ID” employees or criminals), marketing to consumers (e.g., cameras that “ID” particular customers), or designing products that quickly categorize digital media (e.g., photograph sorting). …

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Facial Recognition Technology At A Glance (2015)

There is currently no federal statute that expressly regulates private-sector use of facial recognition technology. Nonetheless, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), which has authority to prevent unfair and deceptive practices, has expressed interest in the privacy implications of facial recognition technology, has issued a set of best practices concerning its use, and has investigated companies that it believes violated those recommendations . . .Facial Recognition_At A Glance_1