Montana may regulate ‘faceprints’

“A proposed biometric privacy bill in Montana is drawing support from the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which argues that new laws are needed to protect people from privacy threats posed by facial recognition technology. The potential Montana law (HB 518) would require companies to obtain people’s written permission before collecting, sharing or using biometric identifiers like faceprints, retinal scans and voice patterns. The definition means that Facebook and other Web companies would be required to obtain consumers’ consent before applying the kind of software that enables them to create faceprints.” Read more at MediaPost.



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