Russian court dismisses case calling for ban on facial recognition

8th November 2019 News 64 Views

A Russian court has dismissed a case calling to ban the use of facial-recognition technology in Moscow, Taiwan News reports. Alena Popova sued Moscow police and the information technology department after she claims police used facial recognition to identify her at a protest without permission and then fine her. She argued this was a violation of Russian privacy laws. In court, an IT department representative said Popova was identified by police while at the protest. The case comes as Moscow plans to expand its use of facial recognition, and the Russian Interior Ministry reports the technology has helped to arrest about 100 people who were in police databases

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