Maine's new law is both the strongest and broadest in scope as of yet. The new bill bans the use of facial recognition technology across all levels of state government.
Illinois has made news recently for its strong legislation governing facial recognition technology. A proposed federal bill would apply similar regulation across the country.
Can facial recognition technology still be used as a reliable safety and security tool with more people wearing face masks to protect themselves in COVID-19 pandemic?
U.S. protests of police brutality have caused Amazon, Microsoft and IBM to temporarily cease selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement agencies.
New law has passed in Washington state which will limit the use of facial recognition technology but some are concerned that it does not offer enough protections against marginalized groups.
New proposed Washington Privacy Act will have provisions on facial recognition technology that require explicit opt-in consent for companies to collect and use biometric data.
Fearing the potential of an outright ban on facial recognition technology, U.S. Chamber of Commerce has written an open letter to urge political leaders to consider all its positive uses.
Facial recognition technology may not be as accurate as some people think and the U.S. Congress is likely to introduce bipartisan legislation to limit how the technology can be used, and by whom.