trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/UCYFH1uJhN0Yg3Za_H5gYA2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform

 /


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

In This List

European Commission mulls temporary ban on use of facial recognition technology

Asia-Pacific Subscription OTT Video 5-Year Outlook

European Subscription OTT Video 5 Year Outlook

Early Q4'19 Results Point To 6 Million-Plus Multichannel Subscriber Drop In 2019

Measuring The Wireline Digital Divide In The US


European Commission mulls temporary ban on use of facial recognition technology

The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology as it seeks more time to work out how to regulate the technology, Euractiv reported, citing a draft white paper.

The commission paper suggests that a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by private or public actors may last three to five years. The document stipulates that exceptions to the ban could be made for security projects as well as research and development.

The white paper also includes regulatory options for artificial intelligence, including voluntary labeling; sector-specific requirements for public administration and facial recognition; mandatory risk-based requirements for high-risk applications; safety and liability; and governance.

If implemented, the temporary ban would allow EU officials to work on "a sound methodology for assessing the impacts of this technology, and possible risk management measures could be identified and developed."

A potential ban on the use of facial recognition technology may throw off current AI projects across EU countries, the report noted.