Facial recognition technology may soon be banned in the public spaces of the European Union.
The European Commission is considering a temporary ban, lasting 3-5 years, on such technology in public spaces, for private and public organizations alike. This is according to a draft white paper on artificial intelligence, obtained by Euractiv and Politico.
According to the document, the purpose of the ban is to identify and develop “a sound methodology for assessing the impacts of this technology and possible risk management measures.”
The reasoning for the ban on facial recognition stems from the EU’s …