Sep 242019
 
 September 24, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Archana Chaudhary reports:

India is planning to set up one of the world’s largest facial recognition systems, potentially a lucrative opportunity for surveillance companies and a nightmare for privacy advocates who fear it will lead to a Chinese-style Orwellian state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will open bids next month to build a system to centralize facial recognition data captured through surveillance cameras across India. It would link up with databases containing records for everything from passports to fingerprints to help India’s depleted police force identify criminals, missing persons and dead bodies

Read more on Bloomberg.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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