Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition software is facing legal complaints in the EU challenging the troubled company on the basis of violating data protection laws by "scraping" websites.”
After years of fighting, Facebook has lost its appeal against the class action lawsuit over the use of facial recognition technology. The company could face billion dollars of penalty if they fail to win the case.
Facebook's opt-in facial recognition system will no longer be available in a matter of weeks, and the templates it relied on to function will be deleted. The decision comes as the social media giant rebrands as "Meta" and looks to keep ahead of regulations.
While much of the rest of the world grapples with the level of access law enforcement should have to facial recognition technology, the Moscow Metro system has leapt ahead to using it as a form of fare payment.
Society is finally starting to wake up to the immense privacy implications of real-time facial recognition surveillance as seen in the latest developments in San Francisco, London and the White House.
Serious questions over facial recognition technology has motivated 40 groups headed by EPIC to draft a letter to the PCLOB recommending that federal agencies suspend the use of facial recognition surveillance systems.
23 million border crossers entering the United States were subject to facial recognition scans in 2020. Of these, it appears not one was determined to be an imposter at any of the country's airports.
Authorities may need to consider stricter approach to the use of facial recognition technologies as first GDPR fine was issued to a Swedish school.
Use of facial recognition technology is growing in both public and private sectors amid increasing concerns over data privacy and mass surveillance.