About: biometric; facial recognition

Data protection 26-11-2021

New German government to ban facial recognition and mass surveillance

The German ‘traffic light‘ coalition plans on banning biometric facial recognition and restricting the usage of mass surveillance tools, which marks a departure from the stance of the former government.
Data protection 18-08-2021

Afghans scramble to delete digital history, evade biometrics

Thousands of Afghans struggling to ensure the physical safety of their families after the Taliban took control of the country have an additional worry: that biometric databases and their own digital history can be used to track and target them....
Digital & Media 22-09-2020

MEPs raise concerns on EU plans for police facial recognition database

MEPs on the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee have questioned EU plans to establish a bloc-wide facial recognition database for use by police authorities, citing the potential abuse of data as well as the likelihood of false positives.
Digital & Media 01-07-2020

EU data watchdog to ‘convince’ Commission to ban automated recognition tech

Automated recognition technologies in public spaces should be temporarily banned, the EU's institutional data protection watchdog has said, arguing in favour of a moratorium.
Cybersecurity 07-06-2019

AI-enabled facial recognition: More than just ethics?

Facial recognition technology has been advancing rapidly over the past decade and is starting to be common in more devices, more places and real time. The odds are that facial biometrical information is already being analysed regularly. While there are...
Data protection 20-10-2017

Facial recognition gains grounds in Europe, among big-brother fears

Facial recognition is gaining ground in Europe. But this technology, used to achieve common security objectives on the ground, raises questions about human rights. EURACTIV France reports.