Ethical aspects of facial recognition systems in public places

@article{Brey2004EthicalAO,
  title={Ethical aspects of facial recognition systems in public places},
  author={Philip Brey},
  journal={J. Inf. Commun. Ethics Soc.},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={97-109}
}
  • P. Brey
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • J. Inf. Commun. Ethics Soc.
This essay examines ethical aspects of the use of facial recognition technology for surveillance purposes in public and semipublic areas, focusing particularly on the balance between security and privacy and civil liberties. As a case study, the FaceIt facial recognition engine of Identix Corporation will be analyzed, as well as its use in “Smart” video surveillance (CCTV) systems in city centers and airports. The ethical analysis will be based on a careful analysis of current facial… Expand

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