Nov 172021
 
 November 17, 2021  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Ella Fassler reports:

The South Korean Ministry of Justice has provided more than 100 million photos of foreign nationals who travelled through the country’s airports to facial recognition companies without their consent, according to attorneys with the non-governmental organization Lawyers for a Democratic Society.

While the use of facial recognition technology has become common for governments across the world, advocates in South Korea are calling the practice a “human rights disaster” that is relatively unprecedented.

Read more on Vice.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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