FTC Nominee Bedoya Calls for Scrutiny of Facial Recognition Tech (1)

Nov. 17, 2021, 8:17 PMUpdated: Nov. 17, 2021, 9:52 PM

Federal Trade Commission nominee Alvaro Bedoya advocated for greater scrutiny of facial recognition technology’s privacy impacts during a Senate Commerce Committee nomination hearing.

Bedoya, who has criticized law enforcement use of the technology, said at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing he supports other uses like identity verification, as long as data is collected transparently and with people’s permission.

“I would apply greater scrutiny to situations where data collection and use is opaque,” and where information is broadly gathered without consent, he said in response to a question about calls to restrict law enforcement use of ...

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