Amazon has to let shareholders vote on government Rekognition ban, SEC says
Amazon will have to let shareholders vote on proposals to curb sales of its controversial facial recognition product, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a letter to the company this week.
Activist shareholders have pushed proposals that, if approved, would require Amazon to audit its Rekognition tool for potential civil rights concerns, and to stop selling the tool to government agencies until a civil rights review is completed.
Open MIC, a group that helped organize the shareholder votes, announced that the SEC made the final ruling after Amazon requested that the agency let the company use a process to keep the proposals from a vote. The SEC said in a letter late…