NEW US EXPORT RESTRICTIONS ON FACIAL RECOGNITION DEVICES AND OTHER BIOMETRIC SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT

On 21 July, an article from Mayer Brown said that on 17 July, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security published a Notice seeking public comments on potential changes to items controlled for crime control and detection reasons under the Export Administration Regulations and the related licensing requirements. It says that, among other possible changes, BIS may expand export licensing requirements for devices, software and technology related to facial recognition and biometric systems. The Notice has significant implications for businesses engaged in industries related to biometrics, as it involves emerging and advanced technologies having important commercial applications. Comments in response to the Notice are due by 15 September.

https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/perspectives-events/publications/2020/07/bis-considering-new-export-restrictions-on-facial-recognition-devices-and-other-biometric-surveillance-equipment

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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