A new Senate bill would ban corporations from using facial recognition without people's explicit consent

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2020
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A new bill introduced in the Senate Tuesday would heavily curtail the use of facial recognition technology by individuals and private companies, and would ban them from selling biometric data, including pictures of people identified by facial recognition.

The National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020, cosponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), would make it illegal for corporations to use facial recognition to identify people unless they obtain those people's consent and are carrying out facial recognition for a "valid business purpose."

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