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Facial recognition technology: the risks unfold

PLC Magazine, December 2021

Facial Recognition Technology is a fast-growing sector, and as such, more regulation is needed to ensure data protection compliance. Use of biometric data is generally prohibited except in specific circumstances, which poses some concerns when FRT is so widely used in public and private settings. Until the UK puts in place a new data protection regime that would address these concerns, regulatory responsibilities fall on organisations, who will need to conduct human rights due diligence, ideally in cooperation with FRT providers.

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