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Facial Recognition Technology in New Zealand: Towards a Legal and Ethical Framework

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posted on 2021-12-15, 03:00 authored by Nessa LynchNessa Lynch, Liz Campbell, Joe Purshouse, Marcin BetkierMarcin Betkier
The algorithms of the law must keep pace with new and emerging technologies.
This technology allows remote, contactless, data processing, even without a person’s knowledge. In the current digital environment, where people’s faces are available across multiple databases and captured by numerous cameras, facial recognition has the potential to become a particularly ubiquitous and intrusive tool. The increased surveillance enabled by this technology may ultimately reduce the level of anonymity afforded to citizens in the public space.

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Commissioned by: Law Foundation of New Zealand

Facial Recognition Technology in New Zealand: Developing a Legal and Ethical Framework for its Use | Funder: NEW ZEALAND LAW FOUNDATION

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Publication date

2020-12-01

Language

en