Microsoft calls for better facial-recognition regulation to prevent abuse


Microsoft is joining the movement for face-recognition technology regulation.

The software giant the first major tech company to make such a brazen call to the government to impose limits on this type of technology, and the company’s grievances are outlined in a blog post published today by its president Brad Smith.

“Facial-recognition technology raises issues that go to the heart of fundamental human rights protections like privacy and freedom of expression,” reads the post.

“The only effective way to manage the use of technology by a government is for the government proactively to manage this use itself. And if there are concerns about how a technology will be deployed more broadly across society, the only way to regulate this broad use is for the government to do so.” Read more…

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