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Amazon bans police from using face recognition technology


The leadership Amazon for a year introduced a 1 year moratorium on the use of its facial recognition software by the police, the company said.

We’re implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology.


It is noted that we are talking about the Amazon Recognition program. The company also emphasizes that the ban does not apply to organizations that search for children or fight against human trafficking, they will still be able to use the program in their work.

We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology, and in recent days, Congress appears ready to take on this challenge. We hope this one-year moratorium might give Congress enough time to implement appropriate rules, and we stand ready to help if requested.

A wave of protests and riots swept through the cities of the United States, and then in a number of countries around the world, following the death in Minneapolis at the hands of the African American police George Floyd.

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