CJRC researcher and lecturer Dr Monique Mann from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently featured on ABC Radio National The World Today Program about privacy and facial recognition.
The Toowoomba Regional Council is trialling facial recognition technology, which can analyse images recorded by existing CCTV cameras. It says the trial is only monitoring a library, but privacy advocates are alarmed by the development. They fear it will lead to bigger databanks of personal information. Similar software is planned for passport processing and is already used by Northern Territory police.
“What we see here is that these developments are really being introduced to administrative processes outside of a legislative framework and the increased scrutiny that it entails,” Dr Mann said.
To listen to the full interview, click here.
To read the media article, click here.
Dr Mann has recently published her research on facial recognition technology in the UNSW Law Journal. To access the full article, click here.