Facial Recognition Technology

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As Facial Regulation Technology is Poised to Enter Everyday Life, Regulators Express Concern

Recent news stories have highlighted the negative privacy implications of facial recognition technology. For example, a new app for Google Glass will pair facial recognition with data from social media and dating sites,...more

BOSS, Meet The Next Generation

Do you have a right to the image on your driver’s license or does the presence of that picture in a state database make it fair game for use and review by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?...more

Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law

What Is Google Glass? - As most Socially Aware readers know, Google Glass (“Glass”) is a form of wearable technology that gives its users hands-free access to a variety of smartphone features by attaching a highly...more

Week in Review - August 22, 2013

Not too long ago a discussion about face recognition technology sounded like something straight out of a futuristic spy thriller. Today, such technology is well into development. The Department of Homeland Security is testing...more

Employers Must Follow Privacy Protocols When Implementing Biometric Attendance Systems

In response to concerns about employee attendance and building security, some employers have chosen to implement biometric attendance systems in the workplace. These systems allow an employer to monitor employees’ work hours...more

FTC Issues Best Practices for Facial Recognition Technologies

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report called "Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technology," which provides privacy and security suggestions for companies that use or plan to use facial...more

FTC Addresses Facial Recognition Privacy Concerns

Facial recognition applications now link faces with other databases, allowing companies to identify anonymous individuals and obtain their personal information without the consumer ever knowing, thus raising privacy concerns....more

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