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Franken To Hold Hearing on Facial Recognition

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 12, 2012

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has announced a hearing to examine the privacy implications of facial recognition technology, The Hill reports. “What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties” has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 18. “The dimensions of our faces are as unique to us as our fingerprints,” said Franken. “And right now, technology exists that gives the government and companies the ability to figure out your name and other personal information about you with nothing more than a photograph.” He added that the hearing will examine “what this new technology means for our privacy and if our current laws are doing enough to protect Americans.”
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