IBIA endorses new NTIA face recognition best practices
23 June 2016 12:38 GMT

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has endorsed a set of face recognition best practices guidelines that were agreed by a multi-stakeholder forum organised by the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

In a statement, the IBIA said the NTIA best practices offer a flexible guideline that can be adapted to the many applications of the technology, including authentication, physical access security, or social media.

"The clear benefits of facial recognition technology come with a responsibility to users and consumers," said Tovah LaDier, Managing Director, IBIA. "These privacy best practices will help to assure the public that facial recognition is being used responsibly and accountably. They also demonstrate the strong commitment of the industry to protecting the public's privacy, even as new technologies and applications emerge."

The group added that NTIA's best practices lay the foundation on which industry and users can build toward a future that takes full advantage of powerful new technologies, while benefiting society and protecting privacy.

"IBIA is proud to be part of this collaborative process," said LaDier. "The consensus that emerged from this broad assembly of entities speaks to the collective benefit we all see as advancing privacy protections. IBIA applauds all those who participated in the NTIA process and looks forward to future collaboration on this key issue."

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