[BloomBerg] France Set to Roll Out Nationwide Facial Recognition ID Program

France is poised to become the first European country to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a secure digital identity -- whether they want it or not. [...]

The government wants to funnel people to use Alicem and facial recognition,” said Martin Drago, a lawyer member of the privacy group La Quadrature du Net that filed the suit against the state. “We’re heading into mass usage of facial recognition. (There’s) little interest in the importance of consent and choice.” The case, filed in July, won’t suspend Alicem. [...]

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-03/french-liberte-tested...

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