UK's CDEI publishes briefing on facial recognition technology
01 June 2020 17:08 GMT

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is an independent expert committee has released a briefing investigating Facial Recognition Technology (FRT).

The paper notes that some groups argue that FRT is insufficiently governed to diminish the chance of harm, with few boundaries on how it can be applied in either the public or private realms.

It also reports that, among other things, that FRT has seen increasing use in the private sector, where it is being applied to identify known shoplifters or people engaged in antisocial behaviour in stores, as well as to anonymously tracking the movements of customers for marketing purposes

In terms of future debate, it notes that is likely that regulators, civil society groups and political leaders will continue to scrutinise the governance of FRT over the coming months.

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