Following in the footsteps of IBM, Amazon has banned police use of its facial recognition for the next 12 months. In a blog post published Wednesday, the company said that while groups that help reunite families with missing children and rescue human trafficking victims can still use its Rekognition software, there is a one-year moratorium on police usage.

We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology, and in recent days, Congress appears ready to take on this challenge. We hope this one-year moratorium might give Congress enough time to implement appropriate rules, and we stand ready to help if requested.

Check It Out: Amazon Pauses Police Use of Its Facial Recognition Software

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