Who ‘owns’ our faces and how will facial recognition be used?
January 23, 2021 | Wendy H. Wong | Global News
Already, plenty of data about millions and millions of faces exist. We have volunteered our faces in social media posts and photos stored in the cloud. But we’ve yet to determine who owns the data associated with the contours of our faces. +
Clearview AI to stop facial recognition services in Canada, privacy watchdog says
July 6, 2020 | Global News
The federal privacy commissioner says U.S. firm Clearview AI will stop offering its facial-recognition services in Canada in response to an investigation by the commissioner and three provincial counterparts.
Face masks give facial recognition software an identity crisis
August 21, 2020 | Alex Hern | The Guardian
As more and more nations mandate masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, technology companies are scrambling to keep up with the changing world. But some experts are warning that the change may have to start with users themselves.
New police CCTV use rules criticised as bare bones
August 17, 2021 | BBC News
Live facial-recognition systems compare faces captured on closed-circuit television with those on a watch-list, alerting officers to a match. Former CCTV watchdog Tony Porter said the new rules were “bare bones” and offered unclear guidance.
Resisting the rise of facial recognition
Novenmber 18, 2020 | Antoaneta Roussi | Nature
Legal challenges have emerged in Europe and parts of the United States, where critics of the technology have filed lawsuits to prevent its use in policing. Many US cities have banned public agencies from using facial recognition — at least temporarily — or passed legislation to demand more transparency on how police use surveillance tools.