WaPo Opinion: Facial recognition threatens our fundamental rights

WWaPo Opinion: Facial recognition threatens our fundamental rights by Clare Garvie:

When deployed as a tool to unlock your phone, facial recognition may be a convenience. When used by a company to tag you in photos, the technology may raise questions of privacy, consent and data security. But when deployed as a surveillance tool, facial recognition upends some of our most basic assumptions about how the police interact with the public.

“If we move too fast with facial recognition, we may find that people’s fundamental rights are being broken,” Microsoft president Brad Smith wrote in a blog post last week, calling for transparency, regulation and corporate responsibility with this technology.

He might actually be understating the issue.

WaPo: Facial recognition poses serious risks. Congress should do something about it.

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