European Union to ban facial recognition for about Three to Five years

The European Commission announced to consider a ban on the use of facial recognition in public places for over five years. Officials want time to exercise how to prevent the abuse use of technology. The facial technology allows faces captured on CCTV footages to checked in a real-time contrary to watch lists, usually compiled by police. Exclusions from the ban made by security projects along with research and development. However, the Commission wrote its plans in an eighteen-page document, suggesting that latest rules will introduce to boost existing rule about privacy and data rights.

It planned to implement responsibilities on both developers as well as users of artificial intelligence (AI) and argued the countries of the European Union to create an authority to observe the new rules. During the prohibition, that might last from three to five years, a thorough methodology for measuring the effects of this technology and most probable risk management measures could identify and develop. The suggestions come after a call from campaigners and politicians in the United Kingdom to stop the police from using live facial recognition for citizens investigation.

In the recent past, the Kings Cross estate found itself at the controversy centre, when it exposed its owners were using the technology of facial technology without notifying the public. It is the claim of the campaigners that the present technology is wrong, disturbing and infringes on the right to privacy of an individual. The latest study suggested the algorithms of facial recognition are far less precise at recognizing Asian and black faces compared with white faces.

How Does Live Facial Recognition technology work professionally?

Here we will discuss basic methods of how the technology of the facial recognition work:

  • Faces in existing police photos mapped by software.
  • Afterward, cameras at events scan faces in a public crowd.
  • Faces compared for possible matches and flagged to officers.
  • Photos of false matches kept in records for weeks.

EU to ban facial recognition for about five years

In the meantime, the government of China started to introduce facial recognition in pharmacies in Shanghai for people purchasing certain drugs. Individuals acquiring controlled medicines, like those comprising psychotropic substances, will be asked to prove their identity by scanning their face. It marks the new in a series of different moves from the state of China to stop potential abusers from getting hold of specific medicines to produce prohibited drugs. The country is a leading supporter of facial recognition, and while the West remains vigilant, China continues to hold the technology.

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