21/09/2021

The Register

Facial recognition ethics concerns surveillance camera commissioner

Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC), Professor Fraser Sampson, believes the facial recognition technology (FRT) may need to be regulated similarly to sensitive medical techniques in order to ensure sufficient safeguards exist to protect privacy rights. "Where biometric surveillance systems are being bought with public money and deployed in the public interest then there is surely a legitimate expectation that all parties will adopt an ethical and human rights compliant approach." He was responding to a recent report by the Human Rights Council (HRC), which argues the protection of human rights should take priority over AI rights. In related news, Axios publishes an article about a report that warns how AI has reached a turning point where its negative effects cannot be ignored. Meanwhile, Vice reveals a new study looking at how makeup can bypass facial recognition software. 

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