The market for facial recognition access control technology is growing rapidly. By addressing, debunking, and understanding the privacy concerns when using biometric data, facial recognition technology can reach its full potential in security and access. Misuse of face recognition technology is a concern when it comes to privacy. People are worried about the use of technology for mass surveillance.
3 Privacy Concerns Around Facial Recognition Technology
The ethical questions that haunt facial-recognition research
Concern over the misuse of facial recognition technology is one of the latest fears over technological change that have included Frankenfish, mass surveillance, chip implants, and artificial intelligence AI. As with these earlier examples, there is both confusion and exaggeration over potential risks. This is exacerbated by the lack of adequate privacy protections in the United States and the rapid pace of technological change, which can create a sense of uncertainty about risk. Broader social and political concerns over race and policing also shape the debate on facial recognition. We reviewed the most salient of these concerns for accuracy and for their implications for policymaking, and came to several conclusions.
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Facial recognition is undoubtedly achieving accuracy levels to rival any other biometric technique. In , authorized hackers successfully used photos to trick the systems used by Lenovo, Asus, and Toshiba laptops. If every face pattern is converted into a numerical code before matching, a criminal could steal the codes.
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