The use and potential regulation of facial-recognition technology has heated up recently, particularly after The New York Times published an in-depth report over the weekend on a little-known company called Clearview AI. The startup has "devised a groundbreaking facial recognition app" that allows a user to "take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links to where those photos appeared." The story comes on the heels of a rumor that EU officials are considering a temporary ban on the technology in public spaces. In this piece for Privacy Perspectives, the IAPP's Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, rounds up the latest on the debate about facial-recognition technology and asks whether state or federal legislation in the U.S. will address some of the fundamental issues raised by the ubiquitous use of the technology.
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