facial recognition

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. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

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. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter By

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