Automated facial recognition in the public and private sectors .: IP54-70/2013E-PDF
Some security applications of facial recognition technology are undoubtedly beneficial, such as authentication of employees allowed to access nuclear plant facilities, for example. At the same time, facial recognition holds implications for privacy and for societal values in general. Some commentators have even concluded that facial recognition technology could spell the end of anonymity. This research paper aims to explain in simple terms how facial recognition technology works, examine some applications in the public and private sectors, and discuss the privacy implications.
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|Department/Agency||Canada. Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.|
|Title||Automated facial recognition in the public and private sectors .|
|Other language editions||[French]|
|Note(s)|| Issued also in French under title: Reconnaissance faciale automatisée dans les secteurs public et privé. |
Includes bibliographic references.
|Publishing information||Gatineau : Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2013.|
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|Subject terms|| Identification |
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