We’re headed for big problems if gardaí get facial recognition technology

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An Garda Síochána say they do not have a reference database to match images against, but they want access facial recognition technology anyway. Photograph: iStock In seeking legislation to allow the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) in policing, Ireland risks introducing a technology that scientific evidence has demonstrated is ineffective, inherently flawed, opaque and discriminatory. Rights and civil liberties advocates across the globe have formed coalitions to warn of its dangers. If Ireland goes ahead with this controversial technology, it is a matter of time before the country finds itself in another cautionary international headline. The idea of teaching...