Study: biometric facial recognition violates human rights

Just in time for today’s start of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has published a new study on biometric facial recognition draw attention to the impact of the controversial technology on human rights and the rule of law. “Sporting events are a major excuse to experiment with and introduce biometric facial recognition,” said Pirate MEP Patrick Breyer. The rationale is always the same: surveillance technology leads to more security.

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