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Facial recognition and fundamental rights

FRA presented the main findings from its facial recognition technology paper during an event organised by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO). The network brings together 15 independent, national human rights NGOs from different countries.

The online event showcased the launch of their new publication, compiling stories showing how the use of facial recognition technology impacts the rights and everyday lives of people across 13 countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. The launch event took place on 28 January, to mark International Data Privacy and Protection Day. FRA’s presentation provided the broader European context of the fundamental rights implications of using such technology. Surveillance and privacy experts from INCLO member organizations shared perspectives from Canada, India, Israel, the US, and South Africa.