Controversial testing of facial recognition software in Germany

At the end of August 2017, German police has been testing a facial recognition software at Südkreuz train station in Berlin. The system was tested on 300 volunteers. The goal was to evaluate the accuracy of the software in recognising and distinguishing them from the crowd – a feature that the police hopes to ultimately use to track and arrest crime and terrorism suspects.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: law enforcement, software, Germany, facial recognition

Posted on Wednesday 6 September 2017

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