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Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos said the company is working on facial recognition rules

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer and president of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.’s “Milestone Celebration Dinner in Washington, d.c., U.S., on September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the company’s public policy team has been working on proposed regulations relating to face recognition, a new technology, which is a critique of the technology giant’s cloud-computing unit.

“Our public policy team is actively working on the facial recognition rules, and it makes a lot of sense to take care of that,” Bezos said in a press set up in the City.

“This is a perfect example of something that is really positive, so that you don’t want to put the brakes on it. At the same time, there is a lot of potential for abuse with that kind of technology, if you will, of rules and regulations.”

Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in Seattle; Editing with the ipad, Himani

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