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16 Oct 2019

USA: Amazon CEO announces support for facial recognition regulation while own product faces privacy & discrimination-related concerns

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Amazon's CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, has expressed support for some regulation of facial recognition technologies and shared that Amazon's public policy is working on crafting facial recognition regulation. 

Some civil society groups, including the ACLU and the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, have raised multiple concerns about privacy and discrimination associated with Amazon's product Rekognition and see a conflict of interest with company staff working on draft regulation.

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