Will Facebook’s reversal on facial recognition start a paradigm shift?

03/11/2021 | IAPP

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it plans to shut down its facial recognition system within the month and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion users, a change that the company said will “represent one of the largest shifts in facial recognition usage in the technology’s history.” The IAPP reports on reaction to the news and gleans insight from privacy professionals who suggest other companies may follow suit and note that the pause in facial recognition use provides an opportunity for needed regulatory advances.

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