Social Mood Conference | Socionomics Foundation

July 5, 2019

PEN America, a nonprofit group that promotes free expression, says there is growing bipartisan concern over facial recognition technology.

In an article for The American Interest, group spokesman Thomas Melia said a U.S. House committee is considering how the technology threatens Americans’ constitutional liberties and privacy rights.

“The Georgetown Center for Privacy and Technology testified to the House committee that more than half of Americans have already had their identities recorded in one of many extant facial recognition databases,” Melia said.

He reported that some cities are looking to ban the use of facial recognition by police and that statewide bans on the technology have been introduced by legislators in Massachusetts and California.

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