Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742

Washington (December 3, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) committed to focusing on facial recognition technology in a multistakeholder process next year .


"Clear policies that support consumer privacy are key as facial recognition technology is developed and deployed. While these technologies hold great promise for innovation, consumers not companies should to be in control of their sensitive personal information, including having the choice to affirmatively optin to being subject to facial recognition or detection. I commend the NTIA for turning its focus to this emerging technology."