Press Release | April 02, 2020

CTA Commends New Washington State Facial Recognition Law as Model for Other States

Laura Ambrosio
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the new law passed by the state of Washington allowing the use of facial recognition technology with certain restrictions.

“This bill is a reasonable compromise among innovators, law enforcement and the privacy interests of Americans. It allows our society to benefit from the positives of a tremendous technology and puts in place reasonable restraints to prevent misuse. This is a balanced model for other states and should be open to revision with experience and as new, beneficial uses and needs emerge.”