The U.S. Photo Imaging Institute [USPII] was formed today as a marketplace of ideas to promote and share all things photography and as a photo industry policy and advocacy forum.
To showcase tech innovations, amateur photography, and visionary new ways to use pictures in an all-digital world, the USPII celebrates the best of new photography innovations. It is also a political and policy forum as a reactionary aftereffect to address the unrelenting data breaches and privacy issues from social media platforms like Facebook.
“The fallout from Facebook’s privacy breaches has become a national concern, where impenetrable and safe procedures to police how pictures are used is a priority,” explained. U.S. Photo Imaging Institute chairman, Mitch Goldstone.
Founded by ScanMyPhotos.com, the catalyst for creating this national institute is due to the urgency to protect photographs, while showcasing new innovations to inspire and boost the technology behind pictures.
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Mitch Goldstone, CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com and Chairman of The U.S. Photo Industry Institute has decades of very large advocacy campaigns. From winning the largest antitrust litigation in U.S. history against the banks and credit card companies to battling Facebook over its data breaches and photo privacy. Background on ScanMyPhotos.com. Last year, ScanMyPhotos was involved with the national campaign to draw attention to CES’ diversity problem: “With No Women Keynote Speakers, Does CES Have a Diversity Problem?” (Adweek: By Lauren Johnson | December 5, 2017).
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