Biometrics Commissioner responds to OPC code of practice consultation

25/08/2023 | Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

The Office of the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner (OBSCC) has recently submitted recommendations to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) on a potential biometric code of practice. In its response, the OBSCC writes that biometric surveillance technology is becoming increasingly advanced. While it offers genuine opportunities for improving efficiency and effectiveness, it raises important concerns about facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence. As the use of this technology engages individual data rights, it's crucial to establish clear and accessible policies to ensure public trust and confidence.

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