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Montana May Regulate 'Faceprints'

February 28, 2017

A proposed biometric privacy bill in Montana is drawing support from the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which argues that new laws are needed to protect people from privacy threats posed by facial recognition technology. The definition means that Facebook and other Web companies would be required to obtain consumers' consent before applying the kind of software that enables them to create faceprints, according to Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Adam Schwartz. "Social media companies would need to get consumer consent before they start scraping all the photographs that they get and applying facial recognition," Schwartz tells MediaPost.

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