The Twist of Fate, or All You Need to Know About Facial Recognition in Democratic Post-GDPR Europe

The Twist of Fate, or All You Need to Know About Facial Recognition in Democratic Post-GDPR Europe

The use of facial recognition technology is on the rise, particularly among governments who claim that it helps keep their citizens safer. But how do these technologies impact an individual's right to privacy? A new research paper by Olga Kyryliuk explores how facial recognition is being deployed across the European Union, what arguments citizens have used to push back against their use, and how the legal community has responded.

Olga Kyryliuk (2019-2020 Open Internet Leader) explores the ways in which European governments are justifying their deployment of facial recognition technology following the passage of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and how these justifications stand up against national and European legal frameworks for privacy and human rights.