‘Facial-recognition system will not violate privacy’

The Hindu | Jul 11, 2019 at 5:08 PM
  • The Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) would not violate privacy of citizens and is only being developed to help the law enforcement agencies to identify criminals, missing children and unidentified bodies in a scientific and speedy manner, a senior government official said on Thursday.
  • Just as fingerprint matching is used in investigation by the police by matching fingerprint found in crime scene with the fingerprint database, the AFRS will add another information layer to investigation by allowing matching photograph of suspect or missing person with the photo database of CCTNS.
  • In case a person is suspected or arrested for crime during investigation, his photo can also be matched over the CCTNS data base for previous criminal records.