Apr 18, 2018

04/18/2018: What rights do we have over photos of our faces?

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We’re all being photographed, a lot — by each other, and by cameras in public and private spaces.  As our images become more widespread, there’s also more facial recognition technology that’s used to identify us. This week, a federal judge…

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What rules exist around our faces, and how are they tracked?

Apr 18, 2018
As Facebook faces a lawsuit over its facial recognition technology, a look at the rules around our biometric data.
Automatic facial recognition technologies are tested at the Suedkreuz train station in Berlin in December.
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We’re all being photographed, a lot — by each other, and by cameras in public and private spaces.  As our images become more widespread, there’s also more facial recognition technology that’s used to identify us. This week, a federal judge said Facebook must face a lawsuit over its use of facial recognition. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology about the value in this kind of technology, along with what kind of harm it can cause.

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