The Financial Times reports the European Commission is exploring potential regulations focused on giving EU citizens rights regarding facial-recognition data. A commission official said "the indiscriminate use of facial recognition technology" by companies or in public would be curbed with any regulations, and people would know when any data is being used. The decision to draw up regulations comes after the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office opened an investigation into the use of facial-recognition software at the King's Cross development site. The regulations would also follow the EU's commitment to create ethically based laws to govern artificial intelligence. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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