EPIC Files FTC Comments on Revenge Porn, Facial Recognition Privacy Risks

EPIC has filed formal comments with the Federal Trade Commission regarding a proposed consent order with Craig Brittain, a ”revenge porn” website operator. Revenge porn refers to the online distribution of sexual images without the consent of the image subject. Under the proposed order, Brittain "will have to destroy the intimate images and personal contact information he collected while operating the site.” EPIC supported the consent order, but urged the Commission to "further investigate the growing trend of companies recontextualizing images, for profit, without the knowledge or consent of the image subject.” EPIC also explained the correlation between “revenge porn” and other image privacy issues, such as facial recognition and image-based advertising.


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