Several news incidents this week regarding facial recognition and biometrics have sparked discussions in the security space over privacy concerns and issues around consent.
First, a JetBlue passenger made headlines in a now-viral Twitter exchange with the airline, about the facial-recognition cameras used at its gates during the boarding process. The EU last week also approved a massive biometrics database that combines data from law enforcement, border patrol and more to identify both EU and non-EU citizens.
Biometrics certain has advantages – including more efficient and faster identification – but the spike in real-world facial-recognition applications are causing privacy experts to call out security issues around data, consent and more (read Threatpost’s feature on this, here).
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