Stewart Heffernan, CEO at OmniPerception, has come out against privacy advocates and a study from Carnegie Mellon University that says facial recognition technology is a threat to the privacy of people in their everyday activities, according to an Info Security article.
Chiefly among his reasons for rejecting the study is that identifying people by their unique face is the way human have been identifying one another for thousands of years.
Despite his railing against the study, Heffernan expressed support for findings that forward the accuracy of the technology. He acknowledges that there is nothing inherently invasive about the technology but that it is entirely possible people could abuse the technology.
Heffernan says the research misleading because it blames the technology for undermining privacy when really it should be focusing on how the technology is being used and the people who are using or abusing it.
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