18 Oct Apple Addresses Senator Franken’s Privacy Concerns on Face ID Technology
Last Tuesday, Apple responded to U.S. Senator Al Franken’s letter in September regarding security concerns on the Face ID authentication function of iPhone X, which will be available next month.
Franken sent a letter which raised 10 important privacy concerns for its users. Some of the issues included notable questions like: Where did 1 billion facial images used to develop the technology come from; how will Apple will ensure user security; and how will they react to police requests for faceprint data.
In response, the company first directed Franken to a public article that details how the company will protect user data. As for the 1 billion facial images, Apple claims they relied on a representative group that gave consent for the photos. However, they have not yet engaged in talks about law enforcement cooperation.
Franken expressed appreciation for Apple’s response, saying that he plans to follow up on their user security protocols.