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Lawmaker Wants Industry Standards For Facial Recognition Technology

A new Government Accountability Office report on facial recognition technology shows the need for federal privacy regulations, according to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). "The newly released report raises serious concerns about how companies are collecting, using, and storing our most sensitive personal information," Franken said in a statement. "It’s important that, at the very least, the tech industry adopts strong, industry-wide standards for facial recognition technology. But what we really need are federal standards that address facial recognition privacy by enhancing our consumer privacy framework." The GAO noted in its report that no federal law regulates commercial uses of facial-recognition technology.

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