29 Nov Telcos Could Soon Pay for Access to Australia’s Facial Recognition Database
A recent report from The Guardian revealed that telecommunications companies may soon be able to pay for access to Australia’s Face Verification Service.
Sources have said that private companies would be able to use the FVS to conduct identity verification checks by submitting a customer’s photo. The company would only be given a yes/no result, but not access to the photo or information in the database. The check would also be performed only with the customer’s consent.
However, privacy advocates fear that these companies may also try to make a database of their own, which could lead to misuse of data and violations of an individual’s privacy.
Source: Yahoo News UK