Italy bans facial recognition — except for use in law enforcement
Aside from facial recognition, the prohibition extends to infrared 'super glasses' used for reading license plates at night.
This week, Italy banned the use of facial recognition and 'smart glasses' for night vision, according to a report in Reuters. The Italian Data Protection Agency issued off... Read more
‘UK government illegally utilizes facial recognition’
An independent report urges the UK to stop utilizing live facial recognition (LFR) in open spaces until legislation for biometric technology is in place.
The Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research institute, ordered the report to be conducted by Matthey Ryder, London's former deputy may... Read more
Microsoft restricts access to several controversial AI services
Microsoft announced it will phase out access to a number of its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition tools. The changes apply to some of its most controversial tech, including a product that seeks to identify the emotions people exhibit based on videos and images.
The company has r... Read more
Europe’s proposed AI standard faces many hurdles
Complex debates over things like facial recognition will take time to sort out, lawmakers say.
Europe's effort to set a standard for artificial intelligence will likely take more than a year, according to a report in Reuters. Two key EU lawmakers said the debate will focus on whether facial rec... Read more
European Parliament calls for ban on mass surveillance
The Parliament's move comes in response to appeals from numerous groups.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for a ban on biometric mass surveillance technologies. The ban would specifically forbid the use of facial recognition systems.
This week the parliament discussed a r... Read more
Europe’s cities join forces to influence the EU’s AI laws
Major metro areas are pushing for more control over how facial recognition technology will be used.
Europe's cities are banding together to try and help shape pending EU legislation on Artificial Intelligence and facial recognition. As reported by POLITICO this week, Europe's cities "have the mo... Read more
European Union watchdogs want to ban AI-powered Facial Recognition
European Union privacy regulators are calling for a ban on AI technology used in identifying people while they are out in public. They firmly believe that the continued use of such technology can pose a high risk to the public’s privacy.
Data protection watchdogs for the European Union recentl... Read more
EU’s decision to allow AI-powered facial recognition will not end well, critics warn
The European Union is facing criticism aimed at its introduction of new AI rules that allow for facial recognition to be used by authorities in a limited manner. Opponents of these rules say that the capitulations could be the segue needed to bring in a new age of biometric surveillance, which can ... Read more
EU privacy watchdog says facial recognition should be banned
Europe's most powerful privacy protection organization calls for a ban on facial recognition in public spaces.
Europe should ban facial recognition because of its “deep and non-democratic intrusion” into people’s private lives. So says the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Europe... Read more
Swedish data regulator fines police €250,000 for illegal use of Clearview AI
Sweden’s data protection (IMY) has fined the local police authority €250,000 (more than $300,000) for the unlawful use of Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition software. The use of the software is in breach of the country’s Criminal Data Act.
As part of the enforcement, the poli... Read more