Europe edges closer to a ban on facial recognition


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Europe edges closer to a ban on facial recognition


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  1. This seems a weird thing to want to ban for an organization that also wants us all to have a European Digital Identity, one master file that’ll replace everything from bank accounts to medical records to concert tickets to car insurance to social media logins, and will therefore contain one consolidated record of literally everything you do. It sounds like a batshit conspiracy theory even though it’s on [the EU’s own website](https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/europe-fit-digital-age/european-digital-identity_en).

    I’m all for banning facial recoginition. But do you care about privacy, or not? Make up your mind.

  2. well, fuck facial recognition, by government, but please leave the option for isolated systems that do not match the identity to person on camera
    reason? store theft. most of the store theft is recognized retrospectively – you do inventory check and see there are missing goods, you check the cameras and find out who did it.
    Being alerted when the thief return (they always return) and immediately alert authorities saves dozens of people sitting at cameras whole days, watching boring footage.
    If this gets banned, prices will go up because stores would either have to settle with more theft or higher costs to prevent that theft.

  3. This is a huge L if true, a major setback on european AI research also, facerecognition is not only used for state surveillance…

  4. I think it’s OK to use the technology to count how many different people there are in a place. But not to identify who these people are.