Senate Bill To Curb Invasive Facial Recognition Software After Rite Aid Deployed In 200 Stores | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Senate Bill To Curb Invasive Facial Recognition Software After Rite Aid Deployed In 200 Stores

Authored by Julia Conley via CommonDreams.org,

New legislation put forward by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders on Tuesday would curb the use of facial recognition software by corporations and help to slow the spread of "abusive" surveillance, according to leading privacy advocates.

Similar to Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, which has been in place since 2008, the Merkley-Sanders legislation would bar corporations from using facial recognition without the knowledge and explicit affirmative consent of customers.

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This is a very good start, and I hope the bill passes smoothly; it should.

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