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Microsoft will not sell facial recognition tech to police without federal law

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The Hill

Microsoft will not sell facial recognition tech to police without federal law

By Chris Mills Rodrigo

Microsoft said Thursday it will not sell facial recognition tools to police departments until there is a federal law governing the technology.

The company's president, Brad Smith, made the announcement in during a Washington Post Live, noting that it's in keeping with past Microsoft policy.

“We will not sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights that will govern this technology,” Smith said.

“The bottom line for us is to protect the human rights of people as this technology is deployed,” he added. 

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/502289-microsoft-will-not-sell-facial-recognition-to-police-departments