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A new Senate bill would ban corporations from using facial recognition without people’s explicit consent

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A new bill in the Senate would curtail the use of facial recognition by private companies, requiring them to obtain people’s consent before scanning them with facial recognition tech.
It would also ban companies from selling people’s biometric identifiers, like face ID or fingerprint.
If passed, the bill would wipe out much of the business of controversial facial recognition companies like Clearview AI. 
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A new bill introduced in the Senate Tuesday would heavily curtail the use of facial recognition technology by individuals and private companies, and would ban them from selling biometric data, including pictures of people identified by facial recognition.

The National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020, cosponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), would make it illegal for corporations to use facial recognition to identify people unless they obtain those people’s consent and are carrying out facial recognition for a “valid business purpose.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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