British lawmakers have had enough of the dystopian sci-fi reality we’re living in. In an effort to protect its citizens, over 60 lawmakers are calling for a pause in the use of facial recognition technology on the country’s streets. The ban would apply to public and private organizations in the region, including law enforcement agencies.
According to recent reports, there are concerns that the technology could be used to track and surveil citizens without their consent, turning them into ‘walking ID cards’. The proposed ban is part of the EU’s efforts to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and protect citizens’ rights.
But the question remains still, will this ban be enough to protect our privacy?