ThinkstockPhotos-178868654The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved a new method for website operators and mobile application developers (“operators”) to obtain parental consent to collect personal information from children.1 Under this new method, which is the first to use biometric identifiers to verify that a parent is providing consent for a child, the FTC will permit operators to use facial recognition technology to compare an image of the person providing consent with an image of verified photo identification, such as a drivers’ license or passport. If the two images match, the user is verified and can provide consent for the child to use the website or mobile application.
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