Amazon supports ‘appropriate national legislative framework’ on facial recognition tech

FedScoop: Amazon is the latest tech company to wade into the national conversation over what government regulation of facial recognition technology should look like.

The company released a blog post Thursday written by Michael Punke, vice president of global public policy at Amazon Web Services. In it, Punke lays out the company’s “proposed guidelines” for responsible use of facial recognition — five very broad ideas that include calling for high confidence thresholds, human review and transparency in cases where law enforcement agencies use the technology.

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