NetChoice Statement on NTIA Facial Recogntion Meeting

Today was extremely productive as a diverse group of stakeholders made clear steps toward establishing facial recognition technology policies and regulations that foster transparency, control and closure.  I think we all agree that companies using facial recognition technologies should provide people meaningful control when their facial image data is shared with others who might not otherwise have access to or are authorized to have access to that data.  We continue to encourage all interested parties to participate in this inclusive and cooperative process.

NetChoice is focused on ensuring that the wide range of everyday consumer uses of facial recognition remain free of regulatory mandates like having to get express written consent from friends and family before tagging them in personal photo albums.