Daily Archives: October 13, 2011


In the wake of the London riots, is the privacy versus security debate now all but dead?

Allevate Presenting at Biometrics 2011

Synopsis

Recent advances in the accuracy of face recognition are resulting in an explosion of its use, coupled with increasingly vociferous cries from privacy advocates. The benefits from the uses of this technology are clear. But does it enable even further and easier harvesting of private information about us as individuals, without our knowledge or consent? This presentation does not attempt to analyse the adherence of face recognition to the nuances of privacy legislation. Rather, it explores the emerging trends in the application of face recognition, from law enforcement and security / surveillance, through to commercial applications, to enable each of us to form our own views on where the boundary between face recognition and privacy lies.

Article: Face Recognition: Improved Benefit? Or Erosion of Privacy?