Chamber Defends Facial Recognition as Lawmakers Mull New Laws

Dec. 5, 2019, 10:00 AM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday released a set of policy positions cautioning regulators against passing strict rules governing facial regulation software, even as civil rights groups and some lawmakers call for the government to impose moratoriums on the technology.

The chamber’s seven-point legislative blueprint calls on federal lawmakers to pass regulations for specific uses of facial recognition and “not support overly burdensome regulatory regimes, such as moratoriums or blanket prohibitions.”

The powerful business lobby adds to the growing list of industry voices seeking to influence the debate in Washington over facial recognition as Congress considers new regulations on ...

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