Stakeholders Vet Facial Recognition Guidelines

CDD Pushes for Specifics and Prioritizing Consumer Choice, Rights

Stakeholders continue to try and hash out voluntary codes of conduct for the use of facial recognition software.

The latest effort came Monday in a follow-up meeting at the Commerce Department, where the National Telecommunications & Information Association's John Verdi moderated a wide-ranging discussion about language on issues including data retention/disposal, security and deletion.

Center For Digital Democracy executive director Jeff Chester pushed for more specific language on how data was being used as well as for tackling the issue of the right to opt out. He said discussing language about retention and security of facial recognition data was "incredibly premature" and that the first order of businesses should be to establish consumer rights, informed by good data on how facial recognition was being, and could be, employed.

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