Privacy: Facial recognition is a hot topic all over the world. Despite widespread opposition from civil rights groups and global governments, companies like Amazon and Clearview continue to develop the technology and try to sell it to law enforcement agencies and other interested parties. However, if lawmakers' recent calls to the European Parliament are heeded, these companies may have some difficulty securing their goods in the EU.
MEPs have formally called for a "permanent ban" of the use of automatic facial recognition technologies in "public places". They say European citizens should only be monitored if they are suspected of a crime. “Predictive policing” as well as “social registration systems” such as those in China have failed. Seniors and members of the LGBT community. The European Parliament claims that all algorithms should be "transparent, traceable and adequately documented" and use open source software as much as possible to achieve these goals. Block items like those managed by Clearview AI.
The resolution was adopted by 377 MEPs, to 248 in favor and 62 abstentions.
This decision is not binding for clarification. not yet. This is more than a statement of intent - the next step is for members of the European Commission to discuss this and possibly propose a bill that addresses the concerns of MEPs.
The most important global organizations such as EPs are looking for a solution to the problem of large-scale facial recognition technologies using artificial intelligence that has not yet been widely controlled. The primary focus should be on privacy and respect for the basic rights of citizens when considering how or whether this technology should be introduced to the world, and Parliament seems to agree.
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The European Parliament opposes "widespread censorship" and calls for a ban on the use of facial recognition technology in public places