Amazon to Ban Police Use of Facial Recognition Program for a Year

Amazon to Ban Police Use of Facial Recognition Program for a Year

Amazon has announced that it is imposing one year ban on the sale of its facial recognition
technology to the police for a year. The latest move from Amazon comes only days after IBM said it is getting out of the facial recognition business. “We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology, and in recent days, Congress appears ready to take on this challenge,” Amazon said in a statement. The company would continue to permit the technology’s use by customers that help law enforcement, and to find human trafficking victims.

Source: Reuters