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Microsoft, Amazon defend use of biometric data to improve facial recognition products

By Amy Miller
  • 13 Apr 2021 19:24
  • 13 Apr 2021 19:24
Microsoft and Amazon urged a US federal judge today to dismiss Illinois residents’ claims that the companies violated an Illinois biometric privacy law by using facial-recognition scans from an IBM dataset to improve their facial-recognition technologies.

A lawyer for Illinois residents argued that under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, companies can’t "profit" by

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