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Forum Explores Facial Recognition Implications

BIOMETRICS—U.S.

December 9, 2011

Facial recognition was the topic of discussion yesterday at a roundtable hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and attended by companies using facial detection and recognition technology as well as consumer and privacy advocates, government officials and academics. While facial recognition becomes more common in products and services, privacy advocates and academics have been among those expressing concern that such innovations could erode individual privacy. Yet, several companies using the technology say they are building privacy into their products. This Daily Dashboard exclusive explores what was said by these experts about the opportunities the technology provides and its privacy implications.
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