Face Facts: A Forum on Facial Recognition Technology, Project No. P115406 #00022 

Submission Number:
00022 
Commenter:
 Allen
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
Face Facts: A Forum on Facial Recognition Technology, Project No. P115406

The FTC should ban the public use of facial recognition (and associated) technologies. Consumers are not asking that these technologies be implemented and their use is a clear invasion of privacy. While facial recognition technologies would clearly benefit advertising companies and law enforcement, they are essentially institutional digital stalking and offer a great potential for abuse and misuse. Anonymity is an essential component of democracy--it allows people to express their views and beliefs without fear of repercussion. The FTC has not made consumer privacy a serious priority and thus our anonymity has been steadily eroded by those wishing to buy and sell our personal data and public image. Please take a stand for our privacy and ban the public use of facial recognition technology.