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Guidelines for Facial Recognition Technology

by Bryan Cave on

Facial recognition technology uses algorithms that map facial features – such as the distance between a person’s eyes, or the width of a person’s nose – and compares those features to a database of known individuals....more

Biometrics: A Fingerprint for Privacy Compliance, Part I

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

In just the last week, the New York State DMV announced an upgrade to facial recognition software to catch identity thieves trying to obtain fraudulent driver’s licenses, and the Scottish Professional Football League was...more

FTC OKs Facial Recognition Consent Under COPPA Rule

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

This past Nov. 18, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a new verifiable parental-consent method under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which will allow entities to use facial-recognition...more

FTC OKs Facial Recognition Consent under COPPA Rule

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On November 18, the Federal Trade Commission approved a new verifiable parental consent method under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which will allow entities to use facial recognition technology to...more

Facial recognition technology may be used as a method of verifiable parental consent

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined that companies covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) can use facial recognition technologies to match a parent’s photo on a government-issued...more

Parental consent by selfie?

As a general rule, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires operators of websites (including mobile apps) directed to children under the age of 13 to obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting...more

Financial Services Report, Fall 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

BELTWAY - Straight Out of the Seventh Circuit The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the SEC cannot be sued in district court to stop it from bringing an administrative action. Bebo v. SEC, No....more

The FTC, COPPA, and Riyo’s “Face Match to Verified Photo Identification”

The FTC’s COPPA (the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) Rule requires website operators to obtain “verifiable parental consent” prior to collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children. Though the...more

The changing faces of facial recognition

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The new technology of facial recognition is starting with a smile. But as it develops, people may begin picturing it with a frown, or maybe a furrowed brow....more

FTC Considers Facial Recognition Parental Consent Method Under COPPA Rule

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission announced on July 31 that it is seeking public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application submitted by Riyo under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. If...more

Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block. Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National...more

FTC Addresses Facial Recognition Privacy Concerns

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

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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