FACIAL RECOGNITION

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?

ARTICLES

A very important White Paper on Internal Security, published on November 16, 2020, by the French Ministry of the Interior, makes several proposals for the use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) …
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...
In Europe, many countries are seriously considering the use of facial recognition technologies, with the United Kingdom leading the way
Like Singapore, Atlanta or London, the city of Nice recently undertook a series of trials using artificial intelligence technologies.

NEWS

It is the ALICEM application’s use of biometric data that has been challenged by an association at the French Supreme Administrative Court and a decision has just been announced.
On October 9, 2020, the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) clarified its position on the use of facial recognition technology at airports, providing useful guidance for French airports’ managers and service providers in their
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