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Face Recognition Technology
"“For many of these systems, the inclusion of real-time face recognition is just a software update away,” said Harlan Yu, co-author of a report on body camera policies for Upturn, a technology think tank."
"“In this particular case, it's not clear that Snapchat even used face recognition technology in a way that would implicate BIPA,” Yana Welinder, a lawyer and legal fellow with Stanford University, e-mailed. “It's possible that they are simply using face detection technology. If so, that would be similar to what many digital cameras do to identify a face in an image to focus the lens on the face.”"
"Strahilevitz told Ars that Yana Welinder, a lawyer and legal fellow with Stanford University, wrote ajournal article in 2012 in the Harvard Law Review touching on this exact issue with respect to Facebook, Illinois, and a similar law on the books in Texas.
Welinder, in turn, told Ars that Licata’s case is the first of its kind that she is aware of.
"Meanwhile, a privacy expert, Woodrow Hartzog, law professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, echoed this sentiment and noted that facial recognition tech is "problematic for a number of reasons."
"The first is that facial recognition technologies require a database of images to be checked against," he wrote in an e-mail to Ars."