Facial recognition surveillance poses a threat on free societies - it invades our privacy, strengthens racial bias, enables pervasive policing & mass surveillance.
Privacy is a fundamental right that belongs to each and every one of us. Governments aren’t allowed to violate it whenever it pleases them. If the authorities want to spy on someone, they should need to get permission to do so.
A decade ago, it was the mass deployment of CCTV cameras across public spaces across the world. Now, it's facial recognition surveillance. Test yourself on how much you know about this technology and its threats to your freedoms and rights.
The use of facial recognition surveillance is becoming widespread across Europe, and those who stand to lose the most are law-abiding citizens, not criminals.
Advertising totems in the Milan's train station have facial recognition software in order to collect passenger data without authorization.
In the era of biometrics, where computer facial recognition is possible even for those wearing a burka, Romanian police still get tripped up by a little facial hair.