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The government wants to store our photos from CCTV footage across the country. Can it protect the data?

The absence of a data-protection shield is one of the concerns that NCRB’s Automated Facial Recognition System needs to address. A weak privacy and consent framework, the lack of a specified objective, and the infrastructure to collect, store, and transfer data in a safe and secure manner are issues that are raising concerns.
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A computer screen shows German interior minister Karl Ernst Thomas de Maizière (second from right) visiting Berlin's Sudkreuz train station, where facial-recognition technologies were being tested on December 15, 2017. Getty Images
A computer screen shows German interior minister Karl Ernst Thomas de Maizière (second from right) visiting Berlin's Sudkreuz train station, where facial-recognition technologies were being tested on December 15, 2017.
In late-August, as Hong Kong simmered with anti-China protests, a video clip went viral on Twitter. A bunch of masked men gathered around a lamppost, allegedly used for gathering facial data, and sliced through its bottom. Other demonstrators pulled the ropes tied around the post and cheered pugnaciously as it toppled over. The August 24 clip has
there is no clarity on the course of action and no responsibilities have been clearly defined. Additionally, there is no proper legal recourse or due process. This is why we are advocating the data-protection bill.” Argus Panoptes, a many-eyed giant in Greek mythology guarded goddess Hera. But, not without her consent. NCRB, it’s never too late.
In late-August, as Hong Kong simmered with anti-China protests, a video clip went viral on Twitter. A bunch of masked men gathered around a lamppost, allegedly used for gathering facial data, and sliced through its bottom. Other demonstrators pulled the ropes tied around the post and cheered pugnaciously as it toppled over. The August 24 clip has there is no clarity on the course of action and no responsibilities have been clearly defined. Additionally, there is no proper legal recourse or due process. This is why we are advocating the data-protection bill.” Argus Panoptes, a many-eyed giant in Greek mythology guarded goddess Hera. But, not without her consent. NCRB, it’s never too late.

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