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.”