Europe’s tech chief Margrethe Vestager on Friday warned iPhone maker Apple against using privacy and security concerns to fend off competition on its App Store.
The bill was recently sent to the Colorado governor’s desk, where he will have until July 8 to sign or veto the bill, otherwise it will become law without his signature.
In January, a majority of EU politicians backed a legislative initiative to call for a bloc-wide directive on the issue.
The Baltimore City Council recently passed an ordinance, in a vote of 13-2, barring the use of facial recognition technology by city residents, businesses, and most of the city government (excluding the city police department) until December 2022.
A bill touted as the country’s strictest statewide regulation on the use of facial recognition technology has become law in Maine.
The use of Artificial Intelligence in law enforcement and the judiciary should be subject to strong safeguards and human oversight, says the Civil Liberties Committee.
There have been further calls from EU institutions to outlaw biometric surveillance in public.
Apple boss Tim Cook took aim on Wednesday at proposed European rules aimed at curbing the power of U.S. tech giants, saying they could pose security and privacy risks to iPhones.
A UK government taskforce chaired by Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, has published a wish list of regulatory proposals it wants to see adopted by a post-Brexit administration.