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Australian privacy watchdog launches investigation into Clearview AI
Teams up with UK's information commissioner.
Jul 9 2020 5:38PM
7-Eleven Australia deploys facial recognition on customer feedback tablets
Says technology is 'not used for any other purpose'.
Jun 22 2020 2:28PM
Victoria Police admits officers trialled Clearview AI facial recognition tool
After FOI documents released.
Jun 18 2020 9:58PM
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Until US laws introduced to regulate the tech.
Jun 12 2020 6:37AM
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.
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AFP admits to trialling controversial facial recognition tool Clearview AI
After initially denying usage.
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Washington State signs facial recognition curbs into law
While critics say laws don't go far enough.
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Microsoft to divest AnyVision stake, end face recognition investing
Following probe into Israeli use of AnyVision tech.
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WA prepares for national face matching database upload
Introduces biometrics sharing laws.
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Biometric tests for digital identity app progressing.
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Vatican joins IBM, Microsoft to call for facial recognition regulation
Pope Francis hits out at information asymmetry.
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NAB stops work on facial recognition ATMs
Despite tasting trial success in late 2018.
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Facial recognition could help discover fate of Holocaust victims
"Face to Face" project asks people via social media to send in pictures for scans.
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Alphabet CEO Pichai backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology
Could be used for nefarious purposes.
Jan 21 2020 6:38AM
EU mulls five-year ban on facial recognition tech in public areas
To give it time to work out how to prevent abuses.
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Home Affairs delays Australia's airport smartgate upgrade
Rollout now planned from 2021.
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Human Rights Commission wants moratorium on expanding facial recognition
Until laws are passed to regulate automated decision making.
Dec 17 2019 1:26PM
Home Affairs purges public details of Australia's airport smartgate upgrade
Confusion over border IT project continues.
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