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  • Police use of facial recognition called into question in Czechia

    Police use of facial recognition called into question in Czechia


    The Data Protection Authority is looking for more information from the police regarding their employment of facial recognition systems, which have been going through trials for nearly a year. Critically, the country’s data protection office was not involved in the police force’s testing phase of the new tech.

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    UK Met Police to buy facial recognition technology


    The Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has approved a four-year contract with Northgate Public Services to purchase and use retrospective facial recognition technology.

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    Tests validate accuracy of face recognition software’s for boarding flights


    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US has found facial recognition algorithms can identify a passenger’s face with at least 99.5% accuracy using a single scan.

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    The Global Controversy about Facial Recognition Technology


    Advances in facial recognition technology (FRT) has resulted in a massive expansion of both its use by law enforcement and private companies to identify people in public spaces. However, critics have been calling for strict controls or outright bans on the technology for years as it has serious data privacy concerns about mass surveillance.

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    AI Privacy in the Era of Black Lives Matter


    IBM, Amazon and Microsoft have all made recent announcements on the use of facial recognition AI for what the former called “mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms”. Against the backdrop of intense scrutiny of racial bias at a societal level, technology and privacy professionals are increasing the volume of questions about the ethics of AI and machine learning. 

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    PwC develops facial recognition tools to monitor employees


    Global accounting firm PwC has developed a facial recognition tool specifically for financial institutions to monitor employees working from home. 

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    Facial recognition: compliance in the age of GDPR


    Facial recognition is a growing phenomenon but one that presents a potential minefield for companies who are collecting and using personal information.