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The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial recognition enabled video surveillance we can identify dangers before they happen, create unprecedented efficiencies, and provide personalized services like never before. Facial recognition technology is a fundamental element in most human-centric visions of futuristic buildings and cities. Is facial recognition bad? No other technology erodes user privacy more than one which can automatically recognise a face and link it to a database of information about each user. Facial recognition can be misused for soico-economic and racial profiling that unfairly limits opportunities to certain users, it allows the data-holder to drive their own agenda with limited oversight, and can be used to […]

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