Microsoft announced it has backed a Washington state bill to regulate facial-recognition software, Bloomberg reports. The bill requires facial-recognition software to clearly explain what the technology does and for customers to be notified when they are analyzed by the solutions. Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said companies who create facial-recognition software should back the bill and added one of the key parts of the bill is to allow third parties to test the products. Amazon has asked Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Wash., for clarifications and changes around the provisions on third-party testing. Amazon released a blog post where it lists out guidelines for lawmakers to consider when they tackle facial-recognition technology. Editor's Note: The Privacy Advisor recently reported on how facial recognition should be regulated.
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