Jul 192012
 July 19, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Misc, Surveillance

Grant Gross reports on yesterday’s hearing in the Senate:

Congress may need to pass legislation that limits the way government agencies and private companies use facial recognition technology to identify people, a U.S. senator said Wednesday.

The growing use of facial recognition technology raises serious privacy and civil liberties concerns, said Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s privacy subcommittee. Franken, during a subcommittee hearing, called on the FBI and Facebook to change the way they use facial recognition technology.

Read more on Computerworld. Additional coverage can be found on The News Tribune.

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