EU and the US set to ban facial recognition while Australian Liberals expand the faulty technology

By Aaron Kesel

The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology which has raised massive privacy concerns over the years since its inception, risking us walking into George Orwell’s nightmare 1984.

The European Commission is considering a ban on all facial recognition technology in public places for three to five years, the BBC reported.

The Commission  hopes to examine the technology during these years with “a sound methodology for assessing the impacts of this technology and possible risk management measures could be identified and developed,” the EC’s 18-page white paper on facial recognition writes.

The proposal seeks to add to the already existing regulation surrounding privacy and data rights or the GDPR (General Data Protection Rights). The proposed law seeks to impose restrictions on “both developers and users of artificial intelligence, and urged EU countries to create an authority to monitor the new rules.”

According to the news agency, the proposals come amid calls from politicians and campaigners in the UK to stop the police from using live facial recognition for public surveillance.

Facial recognition technology has shown numerous issues over the years such as racial bias. Other problems notable by Fight For The Future, which ran a campaign against implementing the technology at music venues, cited “dangers to their fans in the form of police harassment including — misidentification, deportation, arrests for outstanding charges during an event and drug use during an event, discrimination at their concerts, and fans in a permanent government database,” all very valid concerns.

Last year, Activist Post consistently reported numerous studies finding that the technology’s accuracy isn’t all it’s marketed to be. Then Big Brother Watch, a watchdog observing UK Metropolitan Police trials, stated the technology misidentified members of the public, including a 14-year-old black child in a school uniform who was stopped and fingerprinted by police, as potential criminals in as much as 96 percent of scans, according to the organization in a press release.

The European Union May Ban Facial Recognition For 5-Year Review Of Tech

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on January 20, 2020, in 5G, big brother, Liberal Party of Australia and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. It’s hard to believe that the EU, communist central, are more liberal that us. I am 100% COMPLETELY against facial recognition systems.. Have a look at China – those who think they should be just love the Chinese systems..Gulags, social points etc..

  2. Off track a bit but I had to post it somewhere.

    Satanism and religious freedom.-

  3. We have it , i cant see them putting it in mothballs.

  4. 1984 was not a novel, it was an instruction manual.

  5. michael kennedy

    obviously the EU woke to the fact that allowing the world biggest terror group to be able to cover their faces on religious grounds recognizing the victims was not a priority before an attacks as the dead would be carrying ID unlike the perpetrators who would probably have false passports and a burka . australian intelligence (ha ha) is yet to reach that conclusion as we seen in melbourne with police on foot chasing a madman well known to police and on bail in a car as he mows down families on a city street .

  6. You are on the ball Michael, well said.Editor

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