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Privacy Multistakeholder Process: Facial Recognition Technology

Date: 
June 17, 2016

This web page provides details on the NTIA-convened privacy multistakeholder process regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology. On December 3, 2013, NTIA announced that the goal of the second multistakeholder process is to develop a voluntary, enforceable code of conduct that specifies how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies to facial recognition technology in the commercial context. Please refer to this page for the most current information.

Stakeholders at the June 15, 2016 meeting agreed to conclude the process, and a group of stakeholders came to consensus on a best practices document:

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Stakeholder Statements


Prior Meeting Documents

June 15, 2016

  • Agenda
  • Discussion Draft Privacy Best Practices Facial Recognition [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]

 

March 29, 2016

  • Agenda
  • Discussion Draft: Privacy Best Practice Recommendations for Commercial Facial Recognition Use [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]
  • Discussion Draft: Privacy Best Practice Recommendations for Commercial Facial Recognition Use (Redline version) [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]
  • Draft Definitions [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]

 

July 28, 2015

  • Agenda
  • Stakeholder Draft of Guidelines for the Collection and Use of Facial Recognition [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]
  • Discussion Draft Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Biometric Use [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]

June 11, 2015

December 15, 2014

  • Agenda
  • Issue No. 11(a) (regarding retention periods and policies for Facial Recognition Data) [ -- docx -- pdf -- ] [revised on Dec. 15, 2014 -- docx -- pdf --]
  • Issue Nos. 11(b), 11A, and 12 (regarding secure storage and transmittal of Facial Recognition Data) [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]
  • Issue No. 16 (regarding withdrawal of Facial Templates from a database) [ -- docx -- pdf -- ]

November 6, 2014

July 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 Meeting

June 3, 2014 Meeting

May 20, 2014 Meeting

April 29, 2014 Meeting

March 26, 2014 Conference Call

March 25, 2014 Meeting

February 25, 2014 Meeting

February 6, 2014 Meeting

Additional Information

  • Assistant Secretary Lawrence E. Strickling’s blog post on the First Facial Recognition Technology Multistakeholder Meeting.
  • December 3, 2013 announcement of privacy multistakeholder process regarding facial recognition technology.
  • Assistant Secretary Lawrence E. Strickling’s blog post regarding the December 3, 2013 announcement.
  • Federal Register announcement regarding the February 2014 – June 2014 meetings.
  • Federal Register announcement regarding the November 2014 – December 2014 meetings.