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EU Member States Have Critical Voice in Use of Facial Recognition

While EU Member States conferred competences to the EU in relation to data protection, they did not concede powers relating to the maintenance of national security and public order. Identity checks and police controls are an exclusive competence of the Member States.” - Théodore Christakis and Mathias Becuywe, University Grenoble Alpes

To Ban or Not to Ban? EU Debates Regulating Facial Recognition

The AI Draft Regulation introduces “new rules for what it calls “remote biometric identification” (RBI) systems, which include both facial recognition but also other systems for processing biometric data … such as gait or voice recognition.” - Théodore Christakis and Mathias Becuywe, University Grenoble Alpes

How AI Affects the Quality and Conditions of Work

Some observers worry that robots will take our jobs. In “The Future of Work in the Age of AI: Displacement or Risk-Shifting?” information science professor Karen Levy and her coauthor note that AI systems are already affecting working conditions, imposing irregular schedules or forcing workers to maintain a strenuous pace.

Proposed Fiduciary Role for Tech Firms A Change in Direction for Privacy Policy

In “A Relational Turn for Data Protection?” TAP scholars Neil Richards and Woodrow Hartzog describe a “relational” model of privacy regulation, making tech firms and other data collectors fiduciaries of their users, and prohibiting the use of data against the users’ interests.

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Facial Recognition-Related Provisions of the EU’s Draft AI Regulation, part 2

By Theodore Christakis and Mathias Becuywe
Posted on May 13, 2021
thumbnail In this second part of Professor Théodore Christakis and Mathias Becuywe’s article delving into the EU’s draft proposal for artificial intelligence regulation, the authors focus on the rules proposed to regulate the use of remote biometric identification (RBI) in publicly accessible spaces for the purpose of law enforcement.

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