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?


The UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) released a new report in November 2020 entitled "Facing the Camera".

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) by public authorities in France.


Health AI can offer great benefits to society as preventing diseases, healing, or finding remedies. However, it carries important risks.

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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.


On Thursday 18, 2020, the President of the CNIL issued a warning to a sports club who were considering using a facial recognition system to stop people with stadium bans from attending

On February 10, 2021, the Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the police authorities for their use of facial recognition. The Swedish DPA began its investigation in early 2020 and

On January 28, 2020, The Council of Europe (CoE) adopted a new set of guidelines on facial recognition addressed to governments, legislators and businesses. The guidelines were developed by the Consultative Committee

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.