What will happen to face recognition technology in the 'London New Technology Charter'?

The ' London New Technology Charter ', a practical and ethical guideline for

'smart city ' technology, has been announced. Innovation through advanced technology is unfortunate, but the content is designed so that citizens are not endangered by it.

An Emerging Technology Charter for London | GLA

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The following three are listed as the purposes of the charter.

• Set common expectations for buyers and manufacturers for successful innovation.
• Provide London citizens and elected representatives with a clear framework for asking questions about the technologies proposed and deployed in London.
• Increase transparency for Londoners of products and services that are determined by data protection legislation to have a high potential risk to privacy.

By establishing these, it aims to responsibly foster a reliable environment for innovation to flourish for the benefit of Londoners.

The charter was drafted by London's Chief Digital Officer Theo Blackwell, and the third purpose was inspired by information commissioner Elizabeth Denham. According to Denham, the envision was the use of biometric technologies such as eye tracking and live facial recognition (LFR) technology by non-law enforcement agencies, and the Charter also 'sets very high standards for the use of technology.' It is shown.

Professor Fraser Sampson of the British Government Surveillance Camera Commission is also concerned about the balance between facial recognition technology and privacy protection. 'Face recognition technology is a rapidly evolving field, and self-determined aspects can pose the greatest risk to the community and raise great concerns among citizens,' said Professor Sampson. I am calling attention.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police Department plans to significantly expand its face recognition technology by the end of September 2021, and plans to introduce the technology under a four-year contract with NEC.

Regarding face recognition technology, there are already a series of cases in the United States where the use of technology is banned. There are reports that the EU will also consider banning the use , and I am wondering how the city of London and the Metropolitan Police Department will come to terms with each other.

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