EU regulators have proposed to strictly restrict the use of facial recognition in public spaces, limiting technology that has caused controversy in a handful of use cases for the public interest.
In a 138-page confidential document, European Union (EU) officials said the facial recognition system violates an individual’s citizenship and should therefore be used only in situations where They are considered essential, such as finding missing children and controlling terrorist events.
|The EU proposes to strictly restrict the use of facial recognition|
The draft law adds that feature face recognition “Real-time”, using live tracking instead of past shots or photos in public spaces by authorities should only be used for a limited amount of time and it should be prior consent from a judge or a national authority.
The document comes as privacy advocates, politicians and European citizens increasingly speak up about the use of direct facial recognition. Currently, there is no clear regulation on how and where technology can be used by the public, so the proposed law would be the first law to codify these restrictions into law.
The introduction of stricter restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology will likely rekindle debate over whether this activity should be banned entirely, as scene experts report that it’s still risky
In a landmark ruling last August, the UK Court of Appeals found the use of facial recognition technology by South Wales Police illegal and argued it violated privacy, data protection law and equality law.
The draft EU law also addresses a range of related issues such as algorithmic interference, the argument that technology used in recruitment and financial operations should be played out. development so as not to repeat “historical forms of discrimination” against ethnic minority groups.
EU regulators have proposed a hefty fine of up to 6% of a company’s global revenue if found to abuse artificial intelligence in this way or with no prejudice detected when hiring workers or Service Provider.
They added that so-called social scoring, which measures a person’s trustworthiness from behavioral data gathered about them, should also be banned. In China, for example, a system is being developed to calculate a person’s credit score using information about their online habits.
“The social score obtained … can lead to the adverse or unfavorable treatment of a person or group of people … irrespective of the context in which the data was originally generated”, said the leak.
These proposals will now be discussed by the European Parliament and member states until at least 2023 before becoming a formal law.
Phan Van Hoa(According to Arstechnica)
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