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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?