06 Oct Australian Senate May Block Part of Terror Law That Uses Facial Recognition
It is predicted that a key part of the plan to use facial recognition against terrorism may not prosper in the Australian Senate.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Australian Capital Territory has declined to sign on a database function that will permit agencies to bring up hundreds of potential matches from federal and state just by using a single photo of an individual.
Downplaying concerns raised by privacy advocates, primary supporter of the plan Malcolm Turnbull said that the system, dubbed The Capability, will only enable authorities to access already available photographs and data more efficiently. Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews added that it should be prioritized over “notional infringement” on personal privacy.
Source: The Australian