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Daily Dashboard | Amazon joins call for regulation of facial-recognition tech in US Related reading: FTC-Facebook settlement to include board-level privacy oversight

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The Seattle Times reports Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said that his company supports and desires federal regulation on the misuse of facial-recognition software. Amazon joins fellow tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, that are calling for more policing of the tech. "Whether it’s private-sector companies or our police forces, you have to be accountable for your actions and you have to be held responsible if you misuse it," Jassy said. "I think the issue around facial-recognition technology is a real one." Amazon has received criticism for its facial-recognition software, Rekognition, but Jassy said his company wants to ensure the tech is being used lawfully at all times. Efforts by the U.S. Congress to limit or ban facial-recognition software are ongoing. According to Government Technology, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to stop using the facial-recognition software.
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