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Council of Europe calls for restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology

The Council of Europe has published guidelines to avoid what it terms significant risks to privacy and data protection posed by the increasing use of facial recognition technology.

The human rights organisation suggests prohibiting its use solely to determine a person’s skin colour, religious or other belief, gender, racial or ethnic origin, age, health or social status. A ban should also be applied to ‘affect recognition’ technologies, which can identify emotions and be used to detect personality traits, inner feelings, mental health condition or workers’ level of engagement.

Source: Council of Europe calls for restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology

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