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EU Plans Sweeping Regulation of Facial Recognition


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 The new regulation would limit the use of facial recognition technologies by companies and public authorities.

The European Commission is developing regulations to allow European citizens to control the use of their facial recognition data.

Credit: ft.com

The European Commission is planning regulation that will entitle European Union (EU) citizens to control the use of their facial recognition data.

The effort is part of a wide-ranging update of the way Europe regulates artificial intelligence (AI).

A senior official said the goal is to restrict "the indiscriminate use of facial recognition technology" by businesses and public authorities, by letting Europeans "know when [facial recognition] data is used," with exemptions "tightly circumscribed."

This would strengthen citizens' protections over and above the current limitations in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which bars collection of biometric data for identification.

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