Emmanuel Macron Wants to Scan Your Face


ow, it’s France’s turn in the spotlight. President Emmanuel Macron’s administration is set to be the first in Europe to use facial recognition when providing citizens with a secure digital identity for accessing more than 500 public services online, according to Bloomberg News’s Helene Fouquet. The roll-out is tainted by opposition from France’s data regulator, which argues the electronic ID breaches European Union rules on consent – one of the building blocks of the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation laws – by forcing everyone signing up to the service to use the facial recognition, whether they like it or not. The only way for someone to enroll is to let the app take a selfie video and compare the various facial expressions to the person’s passport photo.

thanks again to Derris for the heads up…

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