“For all that’s been said about the tremendous innovations of Google Glass, privacy concerns have only grown louder since the project’s introduction last year,” Chris Welch reports for The Verge. “The Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus today wrote a letter to CEO Larry Page asking the CEO to clear up once and for all ‘whether this new technology could infringe on the privacy of the average American.'”
Welch reports, “The caucus asks Page ”how Google plans to prevent Google Glass from unintentionally collecting data about the user’ without permission. Non-Glass wearers (i.e. those in the camera’s path) are also addressed; Rep. Joe Barton [R-Texas] and his colleagues request information on any ‘proactive’ steps Google is taking to guard their right to privacy. Potential facial recognition capabilities are also a concern; the congressmen want to know if Glass is (or will be) capable of recognizing individuals and whether the public will have a way of opting out of such analysis… Page has been asked to provide his response to the inquiry no later than June 14th.”
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