The Myth of Anonymity

October 23, 2012

It is simply not true that individuals have an expectation of anonymity in public spaces. Rather than attempting to create rules based on false assumptions about anonymity, the FTC would be more effective if it promoted a robust harms-based approach to the use of biometric information that works to identify and close any potential gaps in current law. This would help ensure that individuals are fully protected against potential abuses, while not creating roadblocks to innovation for new technology.