Facial recognition techniques can be used in both the private and public spheres to perform multiple functions: authentication, identification, surveillance, emotion recognition, etc. They involve the processing of particularly sensitive biometric data. How should existing rules be interpreted to mitigate the risks to our freedoms? What new rules should be considered?


Less than 2 in 10 Europeans want to share their biometric data with public authorities found a survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) , the early …
A French court canceled today a decision by the South-Est Region of France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur - PACA) to undertake a series of tests using facial recognition at the entrance of two High schools
Significant progress has been made in recent years in the field of image processing, particularly in facial recognition...
Like Singapore, Atlanta or London, the city of Nice recently undertook a series of trials using artificial intelligence technologies.
In Europe, many countries are seriously considering the use of facial recognition technologies, with the United Kingdom leading the way


On September 21st, 2020, the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires has started a debate to regulate the implementation of facial recognition systems in public spaces. Legislators from the political
On September 9, 2020, the Portland City Council voted to ban facial recognition. The new law is actually established as two ordinances, which ban both public and private use of the technology. Now, government agencies
On August 18, 2020, the London High Court handed down its judgment on appeal in the so-called "Bridges" case.
On 1st of July, the European Data Protection Supervisor, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, called for a moratorium on facial recognition in public places. The current European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiórowski, is the European Union’s independent data protection authority, which
On June 10 2020, Amazon announced that the company was “putting in place a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology” : Rekognition. ‘‘We’ve advocated that governments
As reported on the website Engadget.com, the legislative assemblies of the State of Washington found a compromise on a final text on March 12, 2020. This law, which is one
On March 2nd, 2020 the World Economic Forum published a white paper: “A Framework for Responsible Limits on Facial Recognition. Use Case: Flow Management”. The white paper points out that
On February 21st, an article published by The Intercept reports that a leaked report drawn up by the national police forces of 10 EU Member States, led by Austria, calls