Deep fake or deepfake technology as AI or artificial intelligence as a biometrics fake visual Facial recognition technology uses a database of photos, such as mugshots and driver's license photos to identify people in security photos and videos. It uses biometrics to map facial features and help verify identity through key features of the face. The most key feature is the geometry of a face such as the distance between a person's eyes and the distance from their forehead to their chin. This then creates what is called a "facial signature. The market for this technology is growing exponentially.
Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns
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Legislation before federal parliament will allow government agencies and private businesses to access facial IDs held by state and territory traffic authorities, and passport photos held by the foreign affairs department. The justification for what would be the most significant compulsory collection of personal data since My Health Record is cracking down on identity fraud. The verification service is already used by government agencies and businesses, carrying out more than 30m ID checks in alone. But alongside the document verification service, a facial identification service for law enforcement would be introduced. The Australian Privacy Foundation says the proposal is highly invasive, because the system could be integrated into a number of other systems that collect facial data, including closed-circuit television.
Facial recognition technology, once a darling of Silicon Valley with applications for policing, spying and authenticating identities, is suddenly under fire. And several Democratic candidates for president have raised deep concerns about it, with one, Senator Bernie Sanders, calling for an outright ban for policing. We think the senator is right: Stopping this technology from being procured — and its attendant databases from being created — is necessary for protecting civil rights and privacy. But we doubt it.
Public anonymity is dead. In , facial recognition technology spent a lot of time in the news. Much of the focus to date has been on government use of facial recognition.