EU considers banning facial recognition technology in public spaces

ZDNet | Jan 17, 2020 at 11:56 AM
  • The European Union is debating a potential ban on the use of facial recognition technologies in public areas.
  • The EU, as reported by Reuters, is considering a ban of up to five years on facial recognition in public areas — potentially including locations such as parks, tourist hotspots, and sports venues — to give politicians time to thrash out legislation to prevent its abuse.
  • How much we are willing to tolerate facial recognition technology in public places is still up for debate.