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What machines can tell from your face

Technology is rapidly catching up with the human ability to read faces. In America facial recognition is used by churches to track worshippers’ attendance; in Britain, by retailers to spot past shoplifters. This year Welsh police used it to arrest a suspect outside a football game. In China it verifies the identities of ride-hailing drivers, permits tourists to enter attractions and lets people pay for things with a smile. Apple’s new iPhone is expected to use it to unlock the homescreen.

Source: What machines can tell from your face

European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Rights

The European Court of Human Rights decided on June 22, 2017 that France’s DNA database for convicted criminals disproportionately interferes with individuals’ privacy rights because of its one-size-fits-all retention period and the failure to include a procedure to request erasure.

Source: European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Rights | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Driver’s license facial recognition tech leads to 4,000 arrests

The state of New York says its driver’s license facial recognition technology has led to the arrest of 4,000 people in connection to identify theft or fraud crimes. This number is likely to skyrocket in the wake of the state doubling the number of measurement points for photographs.

Source: Driver’s license facial recognition tech leads to 4,000 New York arrests | Ars Technica

Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested

From August, a train station in Berlin will be the testing ground for surveillance cameras with biometric face recognition capability. Here is an overview of the most important information and a look at the controversy.

Source: Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested | Germany | DW | 31.07.2017

Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy

Accenture has published a new research report that finds that biometrics and advanced analytics are helping to revolutionize the way governments and public service agencies are addressing data security and privacy concerns.

Source: Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy | BiometricUpdate

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