In a severe blow to privacy activists, a US federal court dismissed litigation challenging the U.S. Postal Service’s (“USPS”) use of facial recognition and related technologies to collect personal data, finding that the group which filed the claims lacked standing.
If enacted, the bill would establish several limitations and regulations for the use of artificial intelligence facial recognition by government and law enforcement agencies, as well as completely prohibit the use of facial recognition technology in public and charter schools until 2025.
Among the technologies deployed are facial recognition systems replacing manned checkpoints at entrances to commercial venues, and advanced projection mapping solutions that can create virtual environments aiming to replace their real-world equivalents. Also coming are self-service biometric supermarket tills and hotel check-ins via smartphone.
The Digital Identity Working Group (DIWG), made up of digital identity specialists from eight Digital Government Exchange (DGX) member states across the world, has identified 11 core principles to support international collaboration on the development of mutually recognised and interoperable digital identity systems and infrastructure.
The company, which has video KYC, facial matching and liveness check, and Aadhaar-based identity solutions, can help governments extend citizen services electronically and also aid players in the BFSI segment.
The lawmakers expressed their apprehensions regarding facial recognition tech, citing privacy concerns and a lack of transparency associated with private biometric technologies as invasive and potentially biased. They also noted that state agencies often outsource authentication capabilities to the private sector.
The software enables capture biometric fingerprints, facial recognition, and scan documents needed for processing a person’s ID card using cellphones, without having to visit a Nadra office or embassy.