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 February 23, 2019  Posted by  Business, Laws, Surveillance

Tom Simonite reports:

In December, Microsoft President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the company has joined a legislative fight in its home state against rules it says would be too restrictive.

Microsoft is pushing back on a bill sponsored by a bipartisan group of Washington state lawmakers that would ban local and state governments from using facial recognition until certain conditions are met, including a report by the state attorney general certifying that systems in use are equally accurate for people of differing races, skin tones, ethnicities, genders, or age.

Microsoft has endorsed a different bipartisan privacy bill, modeled on European data laws.

Read  more on Wired.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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