Europe Wants to Ban Facial Recognition—Take Note, America

Europe Wants To Ban Facial Recognition

Source: Lucas Ropek
Affiliation: Gizmodo

This article discusses how the European Parliament has called on EU lawmakers to ban biometric surveillance in public spaces. Members of the Parliament argue that facial recognition and other biometric tracking tools are not at a stage of development where they are fit for public use, and more regulatory frameworks need to be developed before they can be used in an ethical way in the public sphere. The author notes the way that European lawmakers have proactively passed data privacy-related legislation and called on American lawmakers to do the same.

Keywords: Computer Science , Facial Recognition , Tech Ethics