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EU privacy watchdogs call for ban on facial recognition in public spaces
Under desire to create a 'human-centric legal framework for AI'.
Jun 22 2021 6:27AM
Facial recognition should be banned, EU privacy watchdog says
Because of its "deep and non-democratic intrusion" into people's private lives.
Apr 26 2021 10:32AM
Now Microsoft bans police use of facial recognition software
Until US laws introduced to regulate the tech.
Jun 12 2020 6:37AM
Amazon to block police use of facial recognition for a year
While new laws are brokered.
Jun 11 2020 8:08AM
Services Australia put face matching to work for bushfire relief payments
Biometrics database trialled with hundreds displaced over summer.
Jun 5 2020 11:50AM
Queensland next to upload photos to national face matching database
Will join Victoria, SA and Tasmania.
May 13 2020 6:22AM
WA prepares for national face matching database upload
Introduces biometrics sharing laws.
Mar 27 2020 6:45AM
Three states complete national face matching database upload
Driver's licence data from millions now in central system.
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Govt told to rewrite facial recognition bills
Lacking detail and privacy protections.
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First states upload data to national facial recognition system
Victoria, Tasmania play national guinea pigs.
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San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology
Aimed at protecting marginalised groups.
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Privacy bodies take aim at facial recognition laws
More checks and balances needed.
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Parliament to scrutinise facial recognition bills
Committee commences review.
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Qld biometrics sharing laws waved through
Public given five days to raise issue.
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Qld follows feds with new biometrics sharing laws
Ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
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Govt seeks to enshrine national facial recognition system in law
Enters bills into parliament.
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Victoria's role in the national facial biometric system
VicRoads opens up.
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National Pharmacies uses in-store facial recognition
Authenticates members to self-serve via kiosks.
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Govts agree on national face matching database
Denies it amounts to 'mass surveillance'.
Oct 5 2017 12:40PM
Facebook mulls huge facial recognition database
Scope creep possible, but users can opt out.
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