[LINK] Face-Based Person Tracking [Was: Airport to tag passengers]

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Oct 16 11:57:24 AEST 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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