Facial Recognition Technology Federal Trade Commission

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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

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

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 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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