FTC Seeks Public Feedback on Facial Recognition
BIOMETRICS—U.S.January 3, 2012
Shortly after hosting a roundtable on the uses and implications of facial recognition technology, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on December 23 that it is seeking public comment on the emerging technology, Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Law Blog reports. The FTC has specifically requested public comment on several issues, including current and future uses of the technology; potential consumer benefits and special considerations; privacy and security concerns; best practices in providing notice and choice, and whether notice and choice is the most appropriate framework. The FTC will accept comments until January 31.