Thursday 30 June 2022

*UKHotViewsExtra* Pressure on facial recognition technology usage mounts

Controversy over when, how and whether biometric technologies such as facial recognition can and should be used is mounting which will have further implications for software and IT services providers and organisations already facing scrutiny over privacy and ethics in the light of the application of AI/ML, and data collection, retention and usage. 

Ryder Review report coverThis week the ‘Ryder Review’ that was led by Matthew Ryder QC and commissioned by the Ada Lovelace Institute to review legislation governing the use of biometric technologies was released. Among its 10 recommendations, the report advocates the “urgent need for a new, technologically neutral, statutory framework” before biometric technology can be deployed against members of the public; and that the use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) in public should be suspended until the framework is in place. 

Microsoft logoPublication of the Ryder Review follows Microsoft’s announcement of updates to its Responsible AI Standard. The impacts are clear and immediate: limited access to some facial recognition features, while others are canned. 

In UKHotViewsExtra “Pressure on facial recognition technology usage mounts” we explore the recommendations, Microsoft’s points of action, and some of the implications. 

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Posted by Angela Eager at '19:50' - Tagged: AI   legal   facialrecognition