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Facial Recognition - Privacy Regulation in the Era of AI

Paydek’s Harry Boje on Face Recognition Technology and Its Impact on Privacy
Harry Boje, data protection and privacy officer, Paydek

Regulations allow the use of facial recognition in CCTV and other surveillance technology in public places to prevent crime by identifying and prosecuting offenders.

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But you must follow the principles of the data protection regulations, which include having a lawful basis on which to collect and use the data and a notification that you are collecting it. You also need to consider how you will store the data and how long you will keep it, according to Harry Boje, data protection and privacy officer at Paydek.

The General Data Protection Regulation calls for privacy by design, ensuring that what you collect, the way you collect it and what you use it for do not harm individual privacy rights. The most challenging part is that any unconscious bias can harm people. Misuse - such as harnessing the data to identify demographics or unnecessarily profiling certain groups based on the way they look - is also common.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at Infosecurity Europe 2023, Boje discussed:

  • Regulatory compliance requirements for the use of facial recognition
  • Privacy concerns around bias and misuse;
  • Best practices and the benefits derived from appropriate use.

Boje has worked extensively with diverse organizations across multiple industries within fast-paced environments, delivering data protection advice and solutions. He delivers robust and effective compliance solutions and leads business improvement initiatives and transformative change programs, working collaboratively with project managers and all related stakeholders and third parties to deliver projects and enable the delivery of key business objectives.

About the Author

Tony Morbin

Tony Morbin

Executive News Editor, EU

Morbin is a veteran cybersecurity and tech journalist, editor, publisher and presenter working exclusively in cybersecurity for the past decade – at ISMG, SC Magazine and IT Sec Guru. He previously covered computing, finance, risk, electronic payments, telecoms, broadband and computing, including at the Financial Times. Morbin spent seven years as an editor in the Middle East and worked on ventures covering Hong Kong and Ukraine.

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