U.S. Department of Commerce

On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued its facial recognition best practices, which were developed by a multi-stakeholder group convened by NTIA. The best practices document, titled “Privacy Best Practice Recommendations for Commercial Facial Recognition Use,” is intended to be a code of conduct

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission announced on Tuesday that they have entered into a new transatlantic safe harbor transfer agreement, which comes two days after the deadline set by EU data protection authorities.

The pact, according to the EU Commission, known as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, includes stronger obligations for U.S.