On Dec. 5, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) hosted a briefing in Washington, D.C., exploring emerging uses of facial recognition in the private sector. The discussion – moderated by Daniel Castro, vice president of ITIF and director of the Center for Data Innovation – featured panelists Jamie Boone, vice president of government affairs at the Consumer Technology Association; Matt Furlow, director of policy, Chamber Technology Engagement Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jake Parker, senior director of government relations at the Security Industry Association (SIA); David Ray, chief operating officer and general counsel at Rank One Computing Corporation; and Mel Schantz, supervisor, engineering at Panasonic. The expert panel explored how industry leaders and policymakers can promote the adoption and use of facial recognition technology in responsible ways, the potential applications of facial recognition technology, industry best practices in the use of the technology and policies that spur innovation and deployment while preserving privacy and security. Additionally, the event highlighted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s newly released facial recognition policy principles, which are designed to encourage policymakers to appropriately mitigate any risks associated with the technology with the benefits it provides to consumers and the public, and featured a facial recognition technology demonstration. Check out key takeaways, photos and video from the event in this recap from SIA.

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