With the rollout of digital identity schemes across Latin America, many of the region’s countries are adopting biometric identification schemes to authorize payments and access public services.

Police forces in countries such as Brazil and Uruguay are also implementing facial recognition systems to assist law enforcement efforts—allegedly without the knowledge or consent of populations.

Is Latin America becoming a region where submitting to biometric identification is unavoidable? PrivSec Latin America will examine the legal, ethical, and technical dimensions of this controversial method of identifying and surveilling individuals.