After 16 months of negotiations the Consumer Federation of America announced in a joint statement with other privacy advocacy groups, that they would no longer participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) process.

They were unable to reach an agreement with industry groups on how the issue of consumer consent would be addressed in a code of conduct regarding the use of facial recognition technology.

The NTIA announced that it would continue working on facial recognition rules on June 15. A working group will be set up to continue discussions on consumer consent, anti-fraud uses of facial recognition technology and other related topics which will presented as a draft proposal to be reviewed by the NTIA in July.