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NTIA Holds First Meeting on a Facial-Recognition Technology Code of Conduct

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February 7, 2014

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Internet Administration yesterday held the first of a series of meetings aimed at creating a voluntary code of conduct for development and implementation of facial recognition technology. The meeting, which hosted stakeholders spanning advocacy and industry, was primarily a chance for the group, as well as the 100 or so watching the live webcast, to hear from experts on how the technology works, how it’s currently being applied and for what reasons and what it might be capable of accomplishing in the future. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, breaks down the most important testimony and summarizes the project’s goals and likely outcomes.
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