Facial Recognition and Privacy


Facial Recognition is an exciting technology that promises a host of consumer benefits but also raises a range of privacy concerns. In order to help advance policy discussions around different uses of “computer vision,” we are releasing today a Facial Recognition Discussion Document. We hope the background review of current legal and policymaker guidance is informative and that the principles set forward can lead to fruitful debate and discussion. Technology, business models, and policy are still developing in this area and thoughtful discussions among technology and policy experts will be essential to establishing privacy norms that incorporate Fair Information Practice¬†Principles and support responsible uses of facial recognition technologies.

We will be seeking input from different business sectors, leading academics and advocacy groups as we continue our work in this area. We welcome your thoughts and feedback at [email protected].

To read the Facial Recognition Discussion Document, click here.