NTIA multi-stakeholder meeting takes place tomorrow, Animetrics to present

February 24, 2014 - 

Dr. Marc Vaillant, CTO and VP of Engineering at Animetrics will be a presenter and panelist at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration meeting set to take place tomorrow, February 25, 2014.

This meeting will be the second in a series that aims to “develop and voluntary, enforceable code of conduct that specifies how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies to facial recognition technology.”

According to Animetrics, the objectives of the next meeting are to begin a discussion among stakeholders regarding privacy practices for facial recognition technology, and to provide a venue for stakeholders to agree on a way to go about establishing these practices.

Vaillant’s presentation will focus on facial recognition, as well as its current capabilities and limitations.

“As a stakeholder in these processings, Animetrics will closely monitor and, whever possible, participate in the discussions,” Paul Schuepp, CEO of Animetrics said in a blog post about the presentation. “Our goal is to help create a business climate that promotes and facilitates the growth of facial recognition technologies and to position its use for securing your privacy, not taking it away.”

Reported previously, the NTIA announced this new multi-stakeholder process in December, 2013.  

Further details on the timing and attendance of these meetings is available on the NTIA website.


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