Letter Strengthening Public Trust for Facial Recognition

letter to Congress on strengthening public trust for facial recognition

How SIA Can Work with Congress to Strengthen Public Trust on the use of Facial Recognition Technology

On Feb. 16, 2022, the Security Industry Association (SIA) sent a letter to congressional leadership recommending how SIA members can build public trust surrounding the use of facial recognition technology.

In this letter, SIA provided three recommendations:

  • Reinforce SIA’s policy principles related to transparency, use of facial recognition for clear and defined purposes and the use of highly accurate technology
  • Consider governance frameworks that address biometric data collection
  • Emphasize opt-in and opt-out for nonpublic safety applications