In a blog post, Microsoft Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Rich Sauer echoes the need to regulate facial-recognition technology laid out by the company’s president, Brad Smith, and introduces six principles designed to guide Microsoft’s facial-recognition work. Sauer lists fairness, transparency, accountability, non-discrimination, notice and consent, and lawful surveillance as what will guide the company as it develops and deploys facial-recognition technology. Sauer notes they are anticipated to evolve over time and expected to be operational by the end of 2019. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union announced it also joined an amicus brief urging the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to interpret Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act in a way that ensures strong biometric privacy protections are upheld.
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