[LINK] Face-Based Person Tracking [Was: Airport to tag passengers]
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Oct 16 11:57:24 EST 2006
At 11:08 +1000 16/10/06, Kim Holburn wrote:
>If you have a look at this:
>Soon it won't matter because there will be face-recognition systems
>that can follow you without tags.
This presumably relies on a master-image newly-captured in the
context, as distinct from working off a 'master-template' such as
that in the RFID chip in your passport.
It nonetheless has very substantial privacy implications. It is also
possible, and even likely, that the use of the artefact, even in a
trial, is subject to the Privacy Act.
I wonder whether the researchers and project sponsors have even
considered the implications and the law, let alone factored them into
the design, and established a research protocol that reflects them.
Declaration: I'm a Vis Prof in a Department adjacent to where this
is being developed, but have had no involvement in the project.
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