An Overview of Facial Recognition Technology Regulation in the United States


The United States generally takes a light-touch approach to regulation, and notably so in the technology sector. This approach applies equally to facial recognition technology (FRT). But while the US regulatory touch may be light, this does not mean that it is either simple or non-existent. This chapter chronicles regulation of FRT in the United States at federal, state, and local levels, and considers potential regulatory issues on the horizon