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European Commission considering to ban facial recognition in public places

Draft report on artificial intelligence policy reveals potential regulatory options

MaBi   19 January 2020 - 18:44   categories: Europe, EU, Tech, Policy, Legal, State surveillance   tags: GDPR, Facial recognition

The European Commission is considering a ban on facial recognition systems in public areas for up to five years.

The Commission is exploring how artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology can be reconciled with the GDPR. European lawmakers intend to allow EU citizens to benefit from AI-oriented systems and to encourage European investment in such technology while also seeking to limit the potential risks.

A copy of the unreleased report was published by EURACTIV.

The Register: Europe mulls five year ban on facial recognition in public... with loopholes for security and research