New Facial Recognition Policy Signed Into Law In Washington State
APRIL 1, 2020
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill on Tuesday (March 31) establishing specific rules – backed by Microsoft – governing facial recognition software, according to a blog by Bill Smith, president of Microsoft. Washington’s new law aims to institute transparency and accountability for facial recognition , as well as mandates to safeguard basic civil liberties. Washington is the first state to pass legislation to allow facial recognition, but with constraints.