The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on facial recognition technology over fears of its impact on citizens’ privacy, according to leaked documents. But, over the longer term, the EU would prefer to apply the strict provisions of its General Data Protection Regulation to the technology rather than ban
Something a little different for our final cover story of the decade. We asked Which-50’s lead writers to tell ‘the story behind the story’ that most resonated with them this year. The four they chose are snapshots of the massive transformations which are underway in businesses and society—and they represent
The coalition led Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has rejected the Department of Home Affairs plans for a national facial recognition database and new surveillance powers, telling the government to redraft its controversial legislation with better safeguards and consideration for privacy. It is the first time the parliament’s
Australia’s two leading human rights groups have called on the parliament to scrap the government’s planned facial recognition laws, arguing the proposed scheme is “more draconian” than a similar UK system which was found to be highly inaccurate and likely to break human rights laws. Webinar: Can I Trust You?
The revived proposal for the Identity-Matching Services Bill will allow the Department of Home Affairs to begin developing a national scheme of identity and data matching, including the expanded use of facial recognition technology. The contentious scheme would see the department operate a hub and spoke model of identity data
Facial recognition, a Consumer Data Right and a delay in the review of the controversial encryption laws are among the federal government’s legislation plans for the remainder of 2019. The full agenda was revealed yesterday at the commencement of Australia’s 46th Parliament. By the end of the year the government
The challenge confronting companies in the facial recognition market is the ability to operate at speed and scale in real world environments. “Life isn’t like an e-gate. We don’t live in an e-gate,” said Chris de Silva, head of NEC global face recognition solutions. Speaking at the company’s NEC Advanced
Four out of ten iOS users in the US say they are unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology. This suggests that a core use case for the iPhone X’s main security feature may struggle to gain traction amongst consumers. The figures are contained in a new