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U.S. FTC to Probe Bias in Tech Algorithms, Acting Chair Says

Feb. 10, 2021, 7:02 PM

Acting FTC Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter said she has asked FTC staff to “actively investigate” algorithms used by tech companies that have discriminatory effects on consumers.

  • “As sophisticated algorithms are deployed in ways that impact people’s lives, it’s vital to make sure they’re not used in discriminatory ways,” she said at a privacy webinar Wednesday
  • Commission will also focus on deceptive practices involving facial recognition technology, Slaughter said
  • Slaughter wants the FTC to issue findings this year on its review of privacy practices of internet service providers, including Comcast, Verizon Communications and Google Fiber

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