Who will guard the guards? Amazon!
Amazon has released guidelines for facial recognition software that it wants lawmakers to consider when crafting legislation. With the post, Amazon joins Microsoft in calling for regulation of the technology, and notably, its application in law enforcement.
Notably, as the ACLU points out, Amazon’s suggestions place the burden of “misuse” of the technology onto the people using the tech — not onto the manufacturer, Amazon. Surprise!
“Proposing a weak framework does not absolve Amazon of responsibility for its face surveillance product,” Neema Singh Guliani, ACLU senior legislative counsel, told Mashable over email. Read more…