(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp
"We believe it's important for governments in 2019 to start adopting laws to regulate this technology. The facial recognition genie, so to speak, is just emerging from the bottle," said in a blog post https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/12/06/facial-recognition-its-time-for-action/?mod=article_inline on Thursday.
But questions have been raised over the use of such technology.
U.S. civil liberties groups in May called on Amazon to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of colour unfairly.
Microsoft said in the blog post it will document and communicate the capabilities of the technology, as well as prohibit the use of facial recognition technology to engage in unlawful discrimination.
The other principles listed were fairness, accountability, notice and consent, and lawful surveillance.
Microsoft said it would formally launch these principles, together with supporting framework, before the end of March 2019, but did not detail how it would implement its new principles.
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