As part of a larger technology package produced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) recently introduced H.R. 6929, the Advancing Facial Recognition Act , which requires the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies to complete a comprehensive study on facial recognition technologies, including the collection of information to increase transparency regarding use of the technology across federal departments and agencies.
If passed, the legislation would also focus on identifying sectors using facial recognition technology, available public-private partnerships, how industry uses facial recognition, making recommendations relating to the mitigation of global supply chain risks and development of a national strategy on its development. SIA offered its support for H.R. 6929 and hopes Congress will address its thoughtful approach.
Groups outline concerns with blanket prohibitions or moratoriums on the technology, citing beneficial uses for public safety, national security and fighting fraud. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) – as part of a coalition of organizations and trade associations – has issued a letter to Congress outlining its… Keep Reading »
The rapid improvements in the accuracy of facial recognition technology over the past few years have opened up many opportunities for commercial use of the technology. Airlines are using facial recognition technology to expedite boarding, luxury apartment buildings are using facial recognition technology to eliminate the need for residents to… Keep Reading »
SIA Submits Comments on Facial Recognition Technology Speaks to benefits of technology and privacy concerns Alexandria, VA --The Security Industry Association (SIA) submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week, in response to the FTC’s call for comments regarding facial recognition technology. The call for comments came after… Keep Reading »