Biometric Update reports facial-recognition developer FaceFirst has revealed its role in bipartisan discussions on the creation of U.S. biometric privacy legislation. FaceFirst President and CEO Peter Trepp was among a group of the company's executives that recently met with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to discuss consumer privacy related to the facial-recognition technology. Trepp said the technology brings "valid concerns" that call for regulation, adding that "regulations are necessary guardrails for protecting privacy, but it’s essential that they don’t unduly compromise public safety or stifle innovation." Meanwhile, the Future of Privacy Forum's Katelyn Ringrose wrote an op-ed for The Hill discussing why the U.S. Department of Justice should add more privacy protections on searches of DNA services.
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