On January 17, according to foreign media reports, in recent years, face recognition technology has been widely used, but followed by technology abuse, privacy violations. Now, the EU is considering banning face recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, so that the agency can have time to study how to prevent its misuse.
The European Commission said new strict rules may be needed to strengthen existing regulations aimed at protecting European privacy and data rights.
Although face recognition brings us a lot of convenience, it also raises privacy concerns. For example, in July last year, foreign media reported that the FBI and ice had raised privacy concerns by using state vehicle administration photos as face recognition databases and using the information to track suspects.
For another example, Amazon’s rekognition software allows consumers to compare other people’s facial photos and videos with other database of facial photos (such as criminal facial photo library, etc.), which makes Amazon and the company worry about the abuse of the technology.
Last week, the White House proposed regulatory principles on the development and application of management artificial intelligence (AI), aimed at limiting the excessive involvement of regulators.
The White House said in a document that federal agencies should conduct risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis before taking any regulatory action on AI related matters, focusing on building a flexible structure and avoiding one size fits all regulatory practices.
The White House said agencies should promote trustworthy AI and must consider fairness, non discrimination, openness, transparency, security and reliability. Europe and its allies should avoid over intervening and stifling innovative models.