Amazon suspends police use of Rekognition

Jun. 11, 2020 3:12 AM, Inc. (AMZN)AMZNBy: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor34 Comments
  • A day after IBM said it would exit the facial recognition business, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced it would ban the use of its facial recognition software by police for one year.
  • "We hope this one-year moratorium might give Congress enough time to implement appropriate rules, and we stand ready to help if requested," the company said in a statement.
  • Organizations focused on stopping human trafficking will still be permitted to use Rekognition, a product AWS launched in 2016.

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