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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, author.

Title Facial recognition technology, commercial uses, privacy issues, and applicable federal law : report to the Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-15-621    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 49 pages) : color illustration
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "July 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Facial recognition technology, which can verify or identify an individual from a facial image, has rapidly improved in performance and now can surpass human performance in some cases. The Department of Commerce has convened stakeholders to review privacy issues related to commercial use of this technology, which GAO was also asked to examine. This report examines (1) uses of facial recognition technology, (2) privacy issues that have been raised, (3) proposed best practices and industry privacy policies, and (4) potentially applicable privacy protections under federal law. The scope of this report includes use of the technology in commercial settings but not by government agencies. GAO makes no recommendations in this report. However, GAO suggested in GAO-13-663 that Congress consider strengthening the consumer privacy framework to reflect changes in technology and the marketplace, and facial recognition technology is such a change. GAO maintains that the current privacy framework in commercial settings warrants reconsideration.
Note Online resource, PDF version; title from cover (GAO web site, viewed Jan. 17, 2017).
Subject Human face recognition (Computer science)
Biometric identification -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
Biometric identification -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst01902545
Human face recognition (Computer science) (OCoLC)fst00963060
Privacy, Right of. (OCoLC)fst01077444
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Online resources.
Electronic books.
Electronic government information.
Added Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, sponsoring body.
Added Title Commercial uses, privacy issues, and applicable federal law
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-15-621

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