EU law recognises as ‘sensitive data’ people’s facial images, which are a form of biometric data. But such images are also quite easy to capture in public places. Although the accuracy of matches is improving, the risk of errors remains real – particularly for certain minority groups.
Moreover, people whose images are captured and processed might not know this is happening – and so cannot challenge possible misuses. The paper outlines and analyses these and other fundamental rights challenges that are triggered when public authorities deploy live FRT for law enforcement purposes. It also briefly presents steps to take to help avoid rights violations.
The paper covers the following topics: