EPIC Urges UK Surveillance Commissioner to Foreground Privacy, Ban Facial Recognition in Updates to Surveillance Camera Code

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EPIC has submitted comments to the Biometrics plus Surveillance Commissioner of the Uk on proposed updates towards the Surveillance Camera Code associated with Practice. The currents improvements proposed focus on aligning the particular Code with developments within surveillance law and current court decisions. EPIC’s opinion contains several recommends in order to more directly address security risks to privacy plus international human rights, which includes banning facial recognition technologies, emotion recognition, and biometric categorization systems, setting crystal clear assessment and consultation needs criteria for databases utilized for matching technology and consultation services, and strengthening protections towards improper use of facial plus biometric recognition systems. LEGENDARY contributes substantially to on-going efforts in protections towards surveillance, including a campaign in order to ban facial recognition technologies and submitting suit against agencies misusing surveillance technology, as in the latest suit contrary to the Postal Service.

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